Vibrant Maritime Landscapes: Art by Michael McEwing
Tantramar Shoreline, oil on canvas
Michael McEwing is an artist living and working in Carleton County, New Brunswick. Michael’s artwork includes painting and printmaking, though his portfolio is especially strong in vibrant maritime landscapes.
Pokiok Stream in Fall, oil on canvas
Michael’s landscape paintings tend to emphasize the total isolation of a given setting. Unpopulated grasslands and rocky beaches factor frequently in the artist’s landscape series, and rarely is a figure or even a man-made structure visible. Michael’s attention to detail in these works makes all the difference, elevating them from desolate pictures of empty spaces into peaceful, meditative portraits. Each blade of grass and shadow cast on a stone outcropping is rendered in equal detail, and the works belie a genuine affection for the subject matter.
A landscape gallery on Michael's portfolio website
In our previous feature of Michael’s work we noted that he focuses on both personal and natural environments. This is true both in the more psychological setting of Michael’s print work, as well as the artist’s love for his natural landscapes.