Throughout October the work of three artists from Edinburgh and Fife is on show at the Mill on the Fleet. Ewan McClure studied painting under Alexander Fraser RSA at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, graduating with honours in 1997.
Ewan lives and works in Edinburgh and has exhibited widely. His classic observational painting follows in the footsteps of a great British painting tradition. Ewan’s work is represented in private and public collections including the Royal Scottish Academy and the Robert Fleming collection. The show in the Mill comprises some forty new paintings including many portraits, still life and landscapes, all painted with enormous confidence and flare. Some of the canvasses appear unfinished, but this was in part a challenge to capture the essence of the subject in a restricted time slot, and this brings a huge vitality to the works on display.
Unusually the work is not individually priced in the normal way, but instead Ewan has opted to offer visitors who would like to own one of his paintings the chance to bid for the picture of their choice in a ‘silent auction’ providing the possibility of owning one of his paintings at a price of the viewer’s choice.
Also showing in the Mill this month is work by two Fife-based artists: Ian and Hilke McIntyre. Hilke’s inspiration comes especially from early 20th century art and Ian’s work is now included in public collections.