Ewan McClure is a freelance painter and is currently Artist in Residence at Broughton House, Kirkcudbright.
Following his appearances as a finalist on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year, 2013, where he painted Michael Kerr, Sophie Dahl and AP McCoy, his rapidly executed, realist portraiture has been in steady demand both in the UK and abroad.
He was selected as a finalist in the BP Portrait award 2013, and in 2015 was shortlisted for the prestigious Conversations Prize for a multi-figure painting at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
Practising observational still-life and landscape painting as well as portraiture, his work hangs in private and public collections including The Robert Fleming collection, Princeton Theological Seminary and The Royal Scottish Academy.
Ewan will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Kirkcudbright Galleries, May-July, 2022.
Photo: Mark Kenneth Jackson
Ewan McClure (b. 1975)
1997 B.A. (Hons.), Gray's School of Art
Scholarships and Awards:
2018 - Present, Artist-in-Residence, Broughton House, Kirkcudbright
2017 Scottish Portrait Award Commendation
2013 Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year, Finalist
2008 Glasgow Art Club Fellowship Award
2008 James Torrance Memorial Award, Royal Glasgow Institute
1997, 1998 & 2000 Elizabeth Greenshields Grant (Montreal)
1999 Artists' Pad Painting Prize
1997 John Kinross Travelling Scholarship, Florence
1997 Deveron Arts, Artist in Residence, Huntly
Royal Scottish Academy; Robert Fleming Holdings Ltd; Princeton Theological Seminary; Edinburgh University
2013 Troubleshooting features, Artists and Illustrators Magazine, March, Apr, May.
2013 Easel Words, The Jackdaw, Sept, Oct.
2017 Artist in Residence, Scotland Magazine, Issue 91.
2018 The Lifeblood of Broughton House Dumfries & Galloway Life, Sep.
2019 Eye of the Beholder, Dumfries & Galloway Life
2023 BBC 1 Antiques Road Trip
2021 BBC Scotland, Landward
2019 ITV Border Life
2013 Sky Arts, Portrait Artist of the Year
List of Exhibitions:
2022 Inside and Out, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2020 Solo, The Kirkcudbright Galleries
2019 Gravity and Light , The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2018 Broughton House Portraits, Broughton House, Kircudbright
2018 Artist and Muse, Castlegate House Gallery, Cockermouth
2012 Recent Work, Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse,
2008 An Encounter with Hornel, Broughton House, Kirkcudbright
2001 Housemates, Orchardton House, by Castle Douglas
1999 Windows, Artists Gallery, Aberdeen
1998 Northern Light, Italian Sunlight, Duff House, Banff
1996 Former Pupil, St. Machar Academy
2015 RP Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2013 Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2013 RSA Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2010 RSA Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2009 Royal Glasgow Institute, The Mitchell, Glasgow
2009 RSA Spring Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2008 Royal Glasgow Institute, The Mitchell, Glasgow
2004 Royal Glasgow Institute, Roger Billcliffe, Glasgow
2001 Royal Glasgow Institute, MacLellan Galleries, Glasgow
1995-1996, 1998, 2000, 2011-2012Aberdeen Artists' Society, Aberdeen Art Gallery
2013 Sky Arts Portrait Artist Finalists, National Portrait Gallery, London
2013 BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
2011 Christmas Exhibition, Resipole at the Drey, Suffolk
2011 Spring Fling, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries
2011 February Show, Art Exposure, Glasgow
2010 Five, Group Show, Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
2010 Spring Exhibition, Glasgow Art Club
2008-2009 Impressions of Galloway, McGill Duncan Gallery, Castle Douglas
2007 Still life, Red Barn, Melkinthorpe, Cumbria
2007 Three Men In A Boat, The Whitehouse, Kirkcudbright
2006 Summer Exhibition, The Whitehouse, Kirkcudbright
2006 Enchanted Summer, Drumoak, Aberdeenshire
2005 A Galloway Gathering, Red Barn, Melkinthorpe, Cumbria
2003 Face to Face, Gracefield, Dumfries
2002-2014 Spring Exhibitions, Blythswood Gallery, Glasgow
2001-2014 Christmas Exhibitions, Blythswood Gallery, Glasgow
2001 Dinner Party – The Next Course, Riverside Gallery, Stonehaven
2001 Galerie du Bois d'Amour, Pont Aven, Brittanny
1999, 2002 Gray's Former Students' Club, Aberdeen Art Gallery
1997 The Three Degrees, Battlehill Lodge, Huntly
Selected Student Show, His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen