Angus McEwan was born in 1963 in Dundee, Scotland. Angus studied at the Duncan of Jordanstone College Art in Dundee, graduating in Fine Art and a Post Graduate Diploma in the same discipline. He also has a Merit in a teaching Certificate- Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education, Scotland. Angus was elected to the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours (1995) and in 2012 the Royal Watercolour Society. In 2005 he was recognized as an Associate of the International Guild of Realism USA. He is also an associate member of the AWS and NWS in the USA. In 2016 he was elected member of the Royal Glasgow Institute (RGI).
Angus has been Finalist three times of the “International Artist Magazine” and won first place in the John Blockley Prize in the RI open exhibition. Angus has also won second prize in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition (2007) in London and the International Prize “Marche d’Acqua” Fabriano, Italy in 2012. In 2013 Angus won Bronze Award, at the Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial, in China. Recently he was given the May Marshall Brown award at the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in watercolours (RSW), Edinburgh, 2015. In 2016 Angus was presented with the title of Honorary Citizen of Fabriano and awarded the “watercolour enthusiasts award” and the “people’s choice award” in the San Diego International Watercolour Exhibition, USA. He was also presented with the Master World Watercolour artist 2016 Award, Thailand and the “Gallery A” award in the Watercolour International III, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Different galleries have displayed McEwan’s works, including Ok Harris Gallery in New York and Quanhua Gallery, Shanghai and the Plus One Gallery, London. Recently highlighted in Shenzhen Biennale and the Qingdao Hall of Watercolor. He has exhibited in Fabriano, Italy in the “Marche d’Acqua” International Award, as special guest and Vicenza, Italy, where he had a solo show in the “Artbox”. McEwan was one of the 23 finalists in Narbonne, France at the Concours Mondial de l’Aquarelle 2014 1st World Watercolour Competition. Angus also exhibited at the World Watermedia Exposition, Thailand and Myro Gallery, Greece. He also participated in the Second and third International Watercolour Exhibit in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Most recently Angus exhibited in the Third Silk Road International Arts Festival, Xian, China and the First International Master Watercolour Exhibition, Jimo, Qingdao, China 2016 In 2017 Angus received an award at the San Diego Watercolour Society 37th International Exhibition receiving the signature members third place prize. In 2018 Angus received a 3rdplace award at the ARC Salon Competition (the largest and most prestigious Competition in the Western world for realist Art) for landscape painting and an honourable mention in the still life category.
Angus’ work is in many private collections throughout the United Kingdom, Norway, Netherlands, Australia, Turkey, Italy, China and North America. He has had 21 solo exhibitions, numerous collective shows and has been recognized in many shows by winning 30 awards. He has also held watercolour workshops and demonstrations in Scotland, Fabriano, Vicenza, Bologna and Moscow in the past two years.