Angus McEwan RSW RWS RGI
My muse over the past 27 years has become entwined with my materials. As I have enjoyed exploring textures and surfaces with watercolour I have also grown to be fond of old doors, windows, walls and buildings, in fact anything which is transient in our environment. The fugitive nature of life, and in fact of all things, means everything is constantly in a state of flux and my paintings aim to capture those moments where the inevitability of decay means that that moment will never exist again in its current form. I have often found myself returning to a favourite subject a few years later to find the item has degenerated, been repainted, vandalised or missing altogether. It is at that point I value the importance of capturing a point in time which will no longer exist. The more aged, decrepit or falling apart my subject matter is, the more important it is to capturing those never to be repeated moments lost in time.