Ewan McClure: Painter Opens at Kirkcudbright Galleries

Dates: 13th May – 13th August

Mitchell Gallery, Top Floor of Kirkcudbright Galleries

The Mitchell Gallery is open Monday – Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm, and Sundays: 11:30 – 4:30pm.

Following the success of his solo exhibition at Kirkcudbright Galleries in 2020, we are delighted to welcome Ewan back with an exhibition showcasing his latest works.

Ewan McClure: Painter combines flowing, gestural townscapes; honest, lifelike portraits, and still-life paintings that are carefully staged and timeless.

McClure’s love of paint and his astute observation provides a common thread to this diverse new crop. This exhibition features both works for sale and examples of previous portrait studies.

A bit about the artist:

Ewan McClure is the long-standing Artist-in-Residence at Broughton House, Kirkcudbright. His work hangs in private and public collections including the Robert Fleming collection, Princeton Theological Seminary and the Royal Scottish Academy.

Following his appearances as a finalist on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year, 2013, where he painted Michael Kerr, Sophie Dahl and AP McCoy, his rapidly executed, realist portraiture has been in steady demand both in the UK and abroad. In 2015 Ewan was shortlisted for the prestigious Conversations Prize for a multi-figure painting at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

Speaking of the collaboration between McClure and Kirkcudbright Galleries, Chair of Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Communities Committee Ian Blake comments:

“An exhibition by Ewan McClure in Kirkcudbright Galleries is a perfect match, because Kirkcudbright is the location where he enjoys the title of artist in residence at Hornel’s Studio in Broughton House, a site which holds a rich history of the Kirkcudbright artists, and by having Ewan continue his artistic development in this town, he continues the tradition into the modern day.” Vice Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Communities Committee Jackie McCamon has said:

“Ewan McClure: Painter, invites viewers into his artistic practice. In this exhibition, Ewan has explored his skills as a landscape painter, including many townscapes of Kirkcudbright from interesting perspectives. This blend of brush strokes gives the viewer an insight into views of Kirkcudbright, the historic houses and narrow street closes, Ewan also finds an interesting viewpoint in painting the vehicles and modern objects which fill those narrow streets today.”

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