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Johnny McEwen

Belfast based artist Johnny McEwen works with acrylic on canvas evoking Irish landscapes, urban spaces, boglands, beaches and distant horizons in a cool, predominately abstract style

Born in Enniskillen in 1966, Johnny McEwen began painting in 1986 and first exhibited in 1991. A Graduate of the Art College in Belfast, he has exhibited widely in Ireland England Wales and Germany including three one-person shows. Since returning from his travels in Eastern and Central Europe in 1997 Johnny has instigated and piloted an artist in residence scheme at the Corrymeela centre in Ballycastle, before returning to set up studio in Belfast.

He is a recent prize-winner at the Caffrey's "New Art of the Irish" exhibition. Last year his work formed part of the "Iontas" exhibition, which toured to Sligo, Cork and the Ormeau Baths gallery in Belfast. Recent Exhibitions include group-shows at Gormley's Gallery Belfast and a showcase exhibition "New artists/ New works", at the Millcove Gallery in Cork

Johnny McEwen works with acrylic on canvas producing predominantly abstract paintings. His work evokes landscapes, urban spaces, bog lands, beaches and distant horizons.