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Artist David McEwen


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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.davemcewenart.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $75.00 - $1,250.00
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Biography


 
Dave McEwen is a representational artist who resides in Orange County, California.  He focuses on landscapes, seascapes and horse and pet portraits.  The Orange County area is rich in potential subjects to paint with its stunning ocean views and inland wilderness areas.  
 
McEwen was born in Greeley, Colorado, but was raised in Ontario, California after his family relocated there when he was 6 years old.  
 
Every artist gets the call to creativity.  For some it comes early.  For others it comes later in life.  For McEwen his call to creativity early was through music.  He started learning to play the trumpet in 4thgrade and continued pursuing music as a career through his first year in college, when he decided to go in a different direction.  
 
After graduation McEwen spent 4 years in the Air Force and then decided to go to law school.  During his years in the Air Force McEwen briefly tried his hand at oil painting, but set it aside to pursue a career as an attorney.  
 
Throughout his adult life, McEwen was drawn to the early California and French Impressionists and has studied them in person and in the many books he has collected over the years.
 
It was not until his retirement after a 40-year career as an attorney that McEwen’s wife enrolled him in a local beginning acrylics class. This class rekindled his interest in painting.
 
However, at that point, he knew he needed to learn a lot more.  He consulted many books on process and technique. He viewed many DVD’s and on-line classes, including over a dozen 3 6rday on-line, live paint-a-longs with Johannes Vloothuis. 
 
He took a workshop with Mark Kerchoff, which sparked his interest in plein air painting.  He has since attended the Plein Air Convention in Santa Fe and San Francisco. 
 
He has also been fortunate enough to participate in a number of additional workshops with many worldclass artists, including, [...]

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