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Recent/Blog

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

Antarctica , Fire and Ice

David McEown

"While painting on location earlier this year during an evening of “Fire and Ice” I was entertained by curious chinstrap penguins on Hydrurga Rocks, Antarctic Peninsula. 
"The temperature was just above freezing , which allowed just enough time to lay down a wash before pallet blocks up with ice. While the sunset grew more intense intense i had to stop painting to make sure it was not a dream!"

Here are a few new works painted on location in Antarctica . Special thanks to Daisy Gilardini and Visionary Wild for putting this trip together. Looking forward to 3 upcoming Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Island Voyages starting in October 2019 in which i will be on board as a artist in residence with the One Ocean Expeditions Team, for more information about these itineraries please visit my events page.

New studio painting, “Emergence”, 26 x 47inches watercolour - Antarctic Peninsula  (available for sale)

New studio painting, “Emergence”, 26 x 47inches watercolour - Antarctic Peninsula (available for sale)

“Let it Snow”, 15 x 22 inches watercolour , Cuverville island Antarctica Keeping it loose and letting the light snow participate in the paintings marks and stains while temperature hovers just above freezing . With the company of the gentoo penguins of Cuverville Island , we watch great Antarctic peaks play hide and seek in the clouds.

"Iceberg #24”, 19 x 29 inches watercolour, Antarctica.  (available for sale)

"Iceberg #24”, 19 x 29 inches watercolour, Antarctica. (available for sale)

Southern Ocean, South Georgia and Falkland Islands

David McEown

Video highlights from South Georgia Island and the challenges of painting the vast display of life force present in the large King Penguin Colonies. (video and editing by David McEown, additional video and aerial permitted video by Daisy Gilardini)

The attached video clips and paintings were inspired by a trip to the Sub Antarctic Island of South Georgia in October- November 2018. We departed by ship from the Falkland Islands where I had time to warm up the brushes and spend time painting at a wonderful nature reserve of Volunteer Point. 

 The South Georgia trips were in particularly rewarding as we participated in a photo symposium led by some of the finest photographers in the field.   It was great to be in nature with so many folks engaged in he art of seeing, plus it was fun to conduct a few art workshops to complement all the fantastic expertise ranging from ornithology, history and marine biology.   

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 other painting from these regions and be seen on his websites Antarctic Galleries. 

Many thanks to One Ocean Expeditions and the hospitality in the Falklands for a successful voyage. So much reference material for future creations and upcoming presentations!

“The Colony, St Andrews Bay” , South Georgia, (15 x 44 inches watercolour)

Video highlights from South Georgia Island and painting seascapes. (video and editing by David McEown, additional video and aerial permitted video by Daisy Gilardini)

Falkland Islands

Black Browed Albatross, West Point Island.

Black Browed Albatross, West Point Island.

Video impressions and painting clips from a recent trip last month to the Falkland Islands while on route to South Georgia. Along with the fantastic diversity of bird life the highlight here is the colony of king penguins at Volunteer Point. Had several days of sunrise on white sand beaches and painting the colony at sunset with the curious “woolly” young penguins.