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News and blog posts about recent works, workshops, events, presentations, expeditions and exhibitions by Canadian artist David McEown.

Kamchatka

David McEown

I finally made it home after an intense and inspiring camping/painting trip to the wild and remote Kamchatka region in Russia's Far East.

Two weeks were spent painting, photographing and videoing the beauty of this powerful land of volcanoes and bears, in the company of 12 adventurous photographers, and with the protection of two rangers.

We observed brown bears on the shore of Kuril Lake in the Kronotsky Nature Reserve, during the bears' ancient, annual ritual of fishing for sockeye salmon. At this time of year, salmon return to the lake from the sea, where they gather before heading upstream to spawn.

The stunning volcanic landscape and abundance of bears provided  great opportunities for productive sketching and plein air painting. It was easy to be  distracted by the bears walking by just a few metres from my easel, despite the majestic Ilyinsky volcano as a backdrop .

I look forward to starting work on some studio painting!

 Bear behaviour and the process of sketching and painting in this challenging, heart-thumping environment are highlighted in the following  video.

Svalbard and the "Ice Bear"

David McEown

This past summer, I had the great opportunity to join One Ocean Expeditions in Svalbard for their Photo symposium and an “Art in the Arctic” program.  Along with  the accomplished UK artist Bruce Pearson, we organized art workshops and engaged with our fellow passengers, painting on the ship's outer decks and even during our Zodiac excursions. 

 We had some fantastic polar bear, walrus and bird encounters while onboard the Russian vessel Akademik Vavilov. More paintings from Svalbard and other dynamic locations in the arctic  are posted on my the Arctic page. 

Many thanks again to the team at One Ocean Expeditions for guiding us there!

 

Enjoy the following video of highlights from our voyage.

 “Surfacing”, 30 x 22 inches. watercolour

“Surfacing”, 30 x 22 inches. watercolour