David McEown | 23 Sublime Watercolor Paintings – Canadian Artist

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David McEown Painting

Canadian artist David McEown has used the medium of watercolour for the past 30 years to explore and express many of this earth’s wilderness areas. His paintings from Antarctica to the North Pole are represented in collections worldwide. David is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, which in 2005 and 2018 awarded him the society’s prestigious A.J. Casson Medal.

He is also a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and a member of the Explores Club. A sought after teacher, David has conducted workshops and multimedia presentations for numerous art societies and museums sharing his reverence for nature and passion for the creative act of painting.

David McEown Painting
David McEown Painting

Education

Graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU), Fine Arts, 1992.(AOCAD)

Awards/ Grants

2018 A.J. Casson Medal, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, 93rd annual juried exhibition 2017 International Watercolour Society, Canada Chaper 1st Place National Winner
2011 Curry’s Da Vinci Award, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, 86th annual juried exhibition
2006 Woolfits Award, C.S.P.W.C. 81st annual juried exhibition
2005 A.J. Casson Medal, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, 80th annual juried exhibition
2003 Trophy of Excellence, “5th Mexican Biennial”, International Works, Mexico
2000 HK Holbein Best Watercolour Award, 39th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
1999 Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, 74th exhibition, Bobs and Peter Haworth Award
1999 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
1996 Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, 71st exhibition, Bobs and Peter Haworth Award
1994 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
1992 David L Stevenson Scholarship, For Proficiency in Drawing and Painting

Selected Exhibitions

2019 C.S.P.W.C, 94th annual juried exhibition, Leighton Art Center, Calgary , Alberta, Canada
2018 THE 93rd ANNUAL OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION OF THE CSPWC/SCPA John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto 2018 Symphony in Watercolour International Watercolour Society Juried Show, Richmond Hill , Canada 2017 THE 92nd ANNUAL OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION OF THE CSPWC/SCPA John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto 2015 THE 90TH ANNUAL OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION OF THE CSPWC/SCPA, Halifax Public archives. Nova Scotia 2015 Polar Wonders, presentation McMichael Canadian art Collection, Kleinburg Ontario. 2013 -14 “Art Mentorship Program” McMichael Canadian art Collection, Kleinburg Ontario.
2013 “Western Steams #2”,CSPWC, western show, Leigh Square Community Arts Village, BC
2013 C.S.P.W.C, 88th annual juried exhibition, Leighton Art Center, Calgary , Alberta, Canada
2012 “Art For an Oil Free Coast”, Touring Group show , Bc, Alberta.
2011 C.S.P.W.C, 86th annual juried exhibition, John B Aird Gallery Toronto, Ontario
2010 “Reflections”, CSPWC/SCPA 85th Anniversary, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2010 “Western Steams”, CSPWC, western show, Leigh Square Community Arts Village, BC
2009 C.S.P.W.C, 84th annual juried exhibition, Leighton Art Center, Calgary , Alberta, Canada
2008 “North Pole to Antarctica”, Royal Ontario Museum, Oct 30 presentation and art show
2008 Heintzman House Invitational Art Show and Sale, Thornhill Ontario
2007 Richmond Hill Studio Tour, Rouge Woods community Centre, Richmond Hill
2006 C.S.P.W.C, 81st annual juried exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2006 “Artist’s Odysseys, The Arctic”, Varley Art Gallery, Markham ON. juried exhibition
2005 C.S.P.W.C, 80th annual juried exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2005 “Endless Possibilities”, Roberts Gallery, CSPWC 80th juried show, Toronto, Ontario
2005 “Art of History”, Alberta’s Centennial, Num-ti-jah, Lodge, Banff, Alberta
2004 “Painted Sound”, Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, CSPWC Juried Show
2004 43rd Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (watercolours)
2004 Richmond Hill Studio Tour and Art Sale (juried)
2003 “Diploma Collection”, C.S.P.W.C National Watercolour Collection , Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton
2003 “Source”, Celebration of U.N International Year of Fresh Water, Num-ti-jah, Lodge, Banff, Alberta
2003 “5th Mexican Biennial”, International Works, Museo Nacional de la Acuarela, Coyoacan, Mexico
2003 “In Case of Rapture: The Herbert O. Bunt Donation”, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, On.
2003 42nd Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (watercolours)
2002 “Vital Waters”, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, The Art Gallery of Bancroft
2002 “Canadian Waters”, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2001 40th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (watercolours)
2001 “Southern Waters”, C.S.P.W.C Exhibition, The Arts Centre Gallery in Leamington. On.
2001 “Flood Waters”, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Wallace Studios, Toronto
2001 “Winter Season Art Show and Sale”,The Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts,Toronto
2000 39th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (watercolours)
2000 “A Brush with History”, C.S.P.W.C, 75th Anniversary Exhibition, Art Gallery of Mississauga.
2000 “Expressing Watercolour”, C.S.P.W.C, Exhibition,Barber Gallery,Guelph,On.
2000 “Watercolours”, The Hummingbird Centre, The National Ballet Of Canada , Toronto
1999 “Canadian Spaces”, The North American Centre of Oriental Arts, Toronto
1999 “Art Focus”, The Galleria B.C.E Place, Toronto
1999 “The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, 74rd annual exhibition”, Aird Gallery, Toronto
1999 38th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (watercolours)
1998 “The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, 73rd annual exhibition”, Aird Gallery, Toronto
1998 37th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (watercolours)
1998 “Reverence Lost?”, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto
1997 “McMichael 7th Annual Art Sale, McMicheal Canadian Art Collection” Klienburg Ontario
1997 “The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, 72nd annual exhibition”, Etobikoke City Hall
1997 Solo Exhibition “Watercolours by David McEown”, Richmond Hill Heritage Center
1997 “Taku Wilderness Art Auction”, Vancouver Public Library
1997 “Worlds of Light”, The Gibson, Toronto
1996 “The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour 71st annual exhibition”, Aird Gallery, Toronto
1996 “Give Light and Dreams”, Epilepsy Ontario Art Auction, Winsor Arms, Toronto
1996 “Majestic Mountains”, Libby’s of Toronto
1995 Solo Exhibition “Forest Primeval”, Landscapes, Balmy Beach Club, Toronto
1995 Solo Exhibition “Rainforest Edge”, International Center, Toronto
1991 “Art For Preservation”, Temagami, Ontario and Quebec, Market Gallery, Toronto)
1988 Solo Exhibition “Artists Environment Forum”, (A travelling exhibit of watercolours in Metropolitan Toronto Public Libraries)
1988 28th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (watercolours)
1987 26th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (watercolours)

Selected Publications and Film Documentaries

Artists Magazine, “Polar Adventures”, 8 page feature, December 2020
Watercolour Artist, “26 Best Watermedia Paintings of the year”, Feb 2019 “Antarctic Impressions”, Can Geo Travel Magazine, Spring Summer 2018 PleinAir Magazine, “A State of Mindfulness with watercolour”, April May 2016, Volume 5, Issue 2 Outdoor Painter “What he Learned at the Poles”, Jan 2017
Antartique, Passe-moi Les Jumelles, RTS, Swiss Radio Television
Mount Robson, Spiral Road of Art., by Jane Lytton Gooch , Rocky mountain Books
Art for an Oil Free Coast, Published by Raincoast Conservation Foundation, 2012
“Bow Lake, Wellspring of Art”, by Jane Lytton Gooch
Artists Magazine.com, “Painting at the End of the Earth” web Blog, Antarctica, Nov 2006-April 07
Watercolour Magic, “26 Best Watermedia Paintings of 2006”, Feb 2007
“Being In the Zone, Letting the Landscape Paint Itself”, Feature article in – International Artist Magazine Oct/November, Issue 51.
“International Artist Magazine”, April /May 2006 CSPWC award winners
“Num-ti-jah Celebrates Water”, Rocky Mountain Outlook, May 22, 2003
“Artist wins Second Grant”, The Liberal, 1999
“Artist Profile”, Shaw Cable, Video, 1997
“The Temagami 49”, (Featuring watercolours of the vanishing old growth pine ecosystems) Borealis Spring, 1991

Selected Collections

Alectra
Peel Regional Gallery
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Town of Richmond Hill
Rogers Cable
Sunoco
Bayer Inc
Eurasian Concepts
Num-Ti-Jah Lodge

Memberships

Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (FRCGS)

Member of the Explorers Club
Elected Member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC)
A director of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, 2002-07

Teaching

McMichael Canadian art collection, Masterclasses- Colour and landscape exploration 2013-2019

Painting and drawing workshops aboard cruise Expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic from 2005 to 2018
Royal Ontario Museum, Watercolour, 2002-2009
Visual Art, Watercolour and drawing, Town of Richmond Hill, Recreation and Culture, 1999-2008
Federation of Canadian Artists
White Mountain Academy of the Arts, Elliot Lake Ontario, 2001
Toronto Watercolour Society
Society of Canadian Artists
Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Presentations, AGM
Algoma School of Landscape Arts, Landscape painting and wilderness guide, 1990-1995

Artist Residencies

Mentor at the McMichael Canadian art collection in partnership with the York Region Arts Council summer -autumn 2012
Annual Arctic and Antarctic artist in residencies aboard expedition ships from 2005 to 2019
Numtijah Lodge, Bow Lake, Banff, 2002, 03, 04, 09
Algoma School of Landscape Arts

David McEown Website

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