The following video clips and paintings were inspired by a pilgrimage to the Sub Antarctic island of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula in October through December 2017. It has been my long term project to record and raise awareness about the fragility of these natural wonders as well as try to express their inherent beauty. Many more paintings and video circumnavigating Antarctica can be viewed on my Antarctica page. Many thanks to One Ocean Expeditions and the team for logistics and a successful voyage!
News and blog posts about recent works, workshops, events, presentations, expeditions and exhibitions by Canadian artist David McEown.
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Looking forward to working with reference gathered during our recent trip to South Georgia, Posted here are highlights and video of the process of trying to comprehend on paper the scale of these sub-antarctic islands.
King penguins line up to cool down and molt along side the glacial melt water rivers of St Andrews bay. The warm sunshine allows for washes to dry allowing for transparent veils of colour to be applied in an attempt to capture the feeling of backlighting over this surreal landscape.
There is not paper big enough to capture the vast display of life force present at the king penguin colony of Salisbury Plain, South Georgia! Canadian artist David McEown paints on location in watercolour some of this planets most remote yet fragile landscapes.