This week's spotlight - Michael Ewart
Michael has been painting and drawing since he was a boy and to this day still takes great pleasure from putting paint to canvas. Painting brings him great joy which he hopes will be shared by those people viewing his work in the Gallery.
Michael was born in 1940 in the village of Felton in Northumberland and lived there until he married in 1966 after which he and his wife moved to Ashington and started a family.
Having grown up in the Northumbrian countryside, in the early years this is where he drew inspiration for his paintings and produced mainly landscapes of this beautiful county.
Now retired, his work has greater variation and much of his inspiration comes from many different areas, particularly from his travels through Europe. He enjoys painting figurative pieces, portraying people in everyday situations such as cafes, train stations and on the beach.
Michael paints exclusively in oils as he likes the feel of the paint and the way he can push it around on canvas and board.
“Using a muted colour palette and a painting style which is not only immediately recognisable but also very reminiscent of an old master, Michael produces some of the most popular pieces we have on display in our Gallery”. David H Wallace – Gallery Owner.