If everyday things catch your eye…

If you are drawn to seeing form, pattern, texture and colour in unexpected places…

If you find yourself taking photographs of the kind of strange things that cause passers by to stop and wonder at you…

You might like my pictures…

Ewen MacDonald’s watercolour paintings cover a wide spectrum of techniques and styles. His landscapes of Istanbul, Central Asia and his native UK reference the long heritage of watercolour painting. His studies of the rusting, discarded objects of modern life in watercolour draw our attention to artifacts rich in social history, to objects that are sculpted through common everyday use and the action of the elements on them. Using traditional pure watercolour techniques and a realist style he combines texture, detail, form and colour to create images of objects usually left invisible to us by their familiarity.

The city of Istanbul is host to most of the exhibitions Ewen has been a part of, although in the last year he has had work exhibited in the Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition at the South Bank Gallery London and at the Royal Institute for Painters in Watercolour at the Mall Galleries London.

Ewen has a degree from University College London and a teaching diploma from the Institute of Education London University, he was born in the UK in 1967, worked in London, China and presently works on the Asian side of Istanbul, Turkey.

Contact email: em@emacdonaldwatercolours.com