Saturday, October 27, 2012

Out of the Blue!

I have finally been persuaded to have a selection of my work put into print. I have over the years allowed 3rd party publishers to do the odd print on my behalf but choice of image wasnt always within my control. I am happy therefore to announce a new collaboration, Out of the Blue Fine Art Prints.
You can find the website at

Out of the Blue Fine Art Prints is the official publisher of fine art prints by award winning Scottish Artist - Angus McEwan RWS RSW.
All of the signed limited edition giclee prints will be exclusively produced by Out of the Blue Fine Art Prints and cannot currently be purchased elsewhere.
Out of the Blue was created in 2012 to cater for the demand for affordable Fine Art pieces at sizes that suit your needs.  At the outset "Out of the Blue" have selected six paintings from Angus's 2012 collection and feature work from Malta, Cuba and America.
We hope you enjoy browsing through our website and shop - please do get in touch with any comments or questions.
Remember Christmas 2012 is fast approaching! 

Natural Selection - availabe in Print

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Art of Watercolour- Following the traces of time's passing.

I have an eight page feature in the Art of Watercolour magazine, 8th issue. If you haven't seen this magazine I thoroughly recommend you have a look. It has some excellent features as well as beautiful reproduced paintings. I was already a fan before my feature but I think they have done a marvellous job of representing my work and thoughts on painting and the processes I use. They also have a piece about the Zhujiajiao International watercolour Biennial in the Quahana gallery, Shanghai where the Art of the Real will be having an opening on Monday 15th October 2012. Here are a couple of pages as a taster!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Winning Ways- Artists & Illustrators

 The publication, Artists & Illustrators, October 2012 issue, page 61 carries a piece about my winning painting "Taking the Strain". There are notes on painting technique, subject matter and my likes and dislikes when it comes to painting with watercolour.. So much packed into one page, a bit like my work. I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2012

I am extremely honoured to have  had my painting"Looking for the Sun" chosen for the flyer by the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2012.

Sponsored by Smith & Williamson and The Sunday Times, and with prizes worth £18,000 on offer, this prestigious competition is now in its 25th year. Hugely popular with artists, gallery visitors and readers of The Sunday Times, the competition continues to celebrate and reward excellence and originality in the medium of watercolour painting.

Prizes include a First Prize of £10,000, a Second Prize of £6,000 and the Smith & Williamson Cityscape Prize of £1,500. For the second year running, Random House will be generously sponsoring the Vintage Classics Prize for Cover Art, £500 and a commission to create a cover for a Vintage Classic.

Friday, June 29, 2012

‘International Prize “Marche d’Acqua” Fabriano Watercolour 2012’, winner.

I am very pleased to announce that after being invited to take part in the ‘International Prize “Marche d’Acqua” Fabriano Watercolour 2012’, I have been awarded first prize. A total of 51 artists from 15 different countries were invited to participate in the prize. As the sole Scot I am excited and honoured to have been recognised by such a prestigious International jury.

Taking the Strain, watercolour on handmade Fabriano, 77 x 56.5cm Unframed

The Scottish painter Angus McEwan won the second edition of the ‘International Prize “Marche d’Acqua” Fabriano Watercolour 2012’ with the opera "Taking the Strain 2".

The success, therefore, went to the Scottish painter, as stated in the written jury, "... for extraordinary technical skill, for the masterful use of light and colour, for the excellent ability to understand and value the paper produced specifically for award from paper masters of the paper museum. "

The city of Fabriano has announced its second edition of the ‘International Prize “Marche d’Acqua” Fabriano Watercolour 2012’ an event that the Tourism Councillorship of the Municipality of Fabriano will open on June 2nd 2012, at the Paper and Watermark Museum. The museum is the ideal site to hold the Italian 2nd International Prize dedicated to Watercolour Art.
The winner of the Biannual watercolour Prize is Angus McEwan with the artwork “Taking the strain 2"

The biennial exhibition, conceived by the Paper and Watermark Museum in collaboration with InArte and Ava (Venetian Watercolour Association), will welcome renowned and internationally acclaimed artists.

The artists participating in the exhibition are 51 from all over the globe (15 different Countries) of which 21 are young emerging artists, selected by the ‘Accademie di Belle Arti Italiane’ and International Art Schools and Academy for their creativity.

The works of art will be exhibited and open to the public till August 26th at the new exposition gallery created within the Paper and Watermark Museum.

The exhibition will also exhibit a session dedicated to the works of art by the six Judging panel members of the “Marche d’Acqua” Prize and a special guest session dedicated to Pedro Cano's "Desnudos en el Papel".

Thursday, June 07, 2012

New AOR Exhibitions- June 2012

Worn Out, watercolour on Khadi paper, framed 100 x 79cm

This is just a small note to let everyone know that I shall have work on display in The Gallery at Round Top, Texas which opens on Saturday the 9th of June and goes on to the 8th of July, 2012 as part of the Art of the Real exhibitions.

Out of the Loop, watercolour on Khadi paper, unframed 53 x 56cm

I also have 10 pieces on display at Thompson Gallery, London as part of the Art of the Real exhibition which opens on the Wednesday 13th June and runs on till 1st of July, 2102. If you happen to be in either of these areas please go along and have a look. Both exhibitions have their own unique identity and once exhibited wont be repeated.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Video showing work from Charleston, SC, USA

Here is a video showing my work which will be on display as part of the Art of Real in the M Gallery, Charleston, SC, USA. The show will open on the 6th April and go on till the 30th April 2012. If you are in the area please have a wee visit and let me know what you thought.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

"Marche D Acqua" Fabriano Watercolours 2012

 "Taking the Strain 2", watercolour on Fabriano, 77 x 56.5cm

I finally finished the painting which will be included in the up coming exhibition entitled International Prize "Marche DAcqua" Fabriano Watercolour 2012. Only 34 artists are selected world wide to take part in this Exhibition which will be shown in the Museo della Carta e della Filigrana (paper and Watermark Museum of Fabriano). The Exhibition will then travel to South Korea, Spain, Portugal, USA, etc. I am fairly pleased with the results as its the first time I've used the paper and I managed to complete it in 2 weeks which is pretty quick for me. I just hope the Organising committee enjoy it as much!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Saatchi Magazine

 The Saatchi Gallery Magazine, issue 16, Page 7,Winter 2011. Winsor and Newton have continued to use my work in their advertisment under the heading "Experiment with Tradition". An apt title as I do spend a lot of time exploring the limits of what is possible with Watercolour, but still like to remain "true" to the spirit of Realism. The painting "Chain Reaction" will be on show in M Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina in April 2012, and depicts an old door which I stumbled across in Havana, Cuba. I think the advert is superb, very elegant. Thanks for the support.