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

Arctic Impressions

David McEown

The following paintings and video clips were inspired by  a recent expedition to Baffin Island and Greenland with One Ocean Expeditions aboard the RCGS Resolute.

“Iceberg Reflections #4”, 15 x22 watercolour.

“Iceberg Reflections #4”, 15 x22 watercolour.

Wildlife, landscapes and painting impressions by David are merged together in this short video. (thanks to Cory Trepanier for additional footage)

“Walrus Island”, 15 x22 inches watercolour, (sold).


It is inspiring and mesmerizing to witness the Ilulissat Icefjord. This UNESCO world Heritage site is located on the west coast of Greenland, 250 km north of the Arctic Circle. The enormous glacial ice stream which comes from one of the fastest and most active glaciers in the world is quite a challenge to paint as there isn’t paper large enough! I had time to interpret the scene, paint and contemplate how climate change has an impact on Greenland. Unfortunately 2019 was a record year for the ice cap melting.

“Ilulissat Icefjord”, 15 x 44 inches , (diptych watercolour). Time Lapse painting video of the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO world Heritage Site in Greenland.

“Ilulissat Icefjord”, 15 x 44 inches , (diptych watercolour)

Time Lapse painting video of the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO world Heritage Site in Greenland.

“iceberg n.21” , 15 x22 inches, watercolour

“It Is hard to express in words the beauty of nature’s sculpting forces and light that illuminates an iceberg’s journey.”

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Fire and Ice, Baffin Island . (photo David McEown)

During this expedition i had the opportunity to conduct a few formal and informal art workshops on board the ship between excursions. It was nice to meet and work alongside some wonderful artists!

For those that may be interested in joining us in 2020 for an arctic expedition please see my events page about upcoming Svalbard, Canadian Arctic and Greenland trips!

For more  paintings circumnavigating the arctic  that  includes  the North Pole, please visit my Arctic Galleries Page.