Nunavut - High Arctic
Through painting, video and photography, Canadian artist David McEown continues his long term project to document the Arctic, sharing through presentations and art shows the beauty of these remote but fragile places that are showing significant effects of climate change. For the past 15 years David has travelled by icebreaker, sailboat, and hiking boots to circumnavigate the arctic circle and has even skied to and painted the North Pole. He paints on location in watercolour (watercolor) often in extreme arctic conditions improvising techniques forletting the watercolours freeze for chance effect andfrosted patterns that echo the landscape and the churning icepack. This gallery include watercolour paintings from Nunavut, Canadian high Arctic, including historic camps from the Greely Expedition and the Carin dedicated to Ay Jackson by Maurice Haycock. Painting locations include such places as , Ellesmere island, Beechey Island, Devon island, Pim Island,
Buchanan Bay , Cresswell Towers, Radstock Bay, Bache Peninsula, Tanquary Fiord, Quttinirpaaq, Dundas Harbour, Trappers Cove, Hot Weather creeks, eureka, and Cuming Inlet.