"Michael McEwan's beautiful and evocative color harmonies, rich and vital brushwork, subtle command of the nuances of light and sophisticated compositions distinguishes his art. His paintings and works on paper demonstrate his mastery and knowledge of painting -- its history, methods and materials.
Michael's vibrant "bravura" paint handling and keen awareness of decorative geometric possibilities inherent in the picture plane link his work with the contemporary art world's emphasis on "mark-making," structure and abstractions. Yet his historic, traditional bond with nature and reality blend his art with the 19th century landscape tradition."
Tim Keny, Keny Galleries, Columbus ,OH
Michael has participated in exhibitions such as: The Butler Institute of American Art "Midyear/Annual Exhibition," Youngstown, Ohio; "Realism Today," Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences, Evansville, Indiana; "Realism 90," and "Realism 92," Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, West Virginia. Michael has had many solo exhibitions in institutions and galleries in Columbus, Zanesville, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Knoxville, and San Diego.
Michael served as Artist-in-Residence at Capital University,Columbus,OH for several years teaching painting and drawing classes. Michael has also taught at the Columbus College of Art and Design,and the Ohio State University,Columbus,OH.
In 2009, Michael opened the McEwan Studio School and conducts studio classes for professionals and serious amateurs in drawing and painting .
I make paintings of the landscape. Based on memory and observation, I make my paintings both fast and rather slowly.
With several paintings in process at once and using many layers of paint I develop a sense of light and space that is palpable.
I use oil and acrylic paint on panel and canvas.
I am a student of art history and am committed to the craft of painting.
“I shall try to tell the truth, but the result will be fiction”
Katherine Anne Porter