Dundee-based artist, Carol McEwan, creates art prints from her favourite Scottish landscape photographs.
Searching for Scottish art prints whilst decorating my own home, I struggled to find anything I liked within my budget. So I combined my creative skills in graphic design and my passion for interiors to create artwork from my own photos of the Scottish countryside. Little did I know this was the beginning of my new career as an artist.
In my previous life as a fashion designer, I lived all over England and often travelled abroad. I would always get homesick for Scotland, so every time I went home I’d take photographs of the scenery I missed so much.
I created my first print from one of these photos, Broughty Ferry Beach, to remind me of the Dundee seaside. Its calming, neutral colour palette still makes it a customer favourite today.
After living in Glasgow for a wee while, I happily moved back to Dundee (my hometown) with hubby & kitty cats in tow.
As well as selling my art prints online and in gift shops, I run a small, graphic design business called the Wee Design Studio. I work out of a small home studio, where I love being creative every day.
Carol McEwan, artist & designer, Dundee, Scotland.
Fine Art Giclėe Prints
To create her artwork, Carol selects a photograph on her iMac and then manipulates it by adding textures, colours and effects. A Highland print for example, may include a scan of local tweed fabric in the hills. A seascape might have a closeup of sand on its beach and watercolour paint layers added to the sea.
The overall result is a more subtle, painterly effect which adds an ethereal quality to the original photograph. So rather than just being a visual representation of a place, there’s more of an atmosphere about it.
This process takes many, many hours to achieve just the right combination of depth, colour and texture which adds a new dimension to the image, bringing the original subject more alive but also making it more abstract at the same time.
All giclée prints are:
- Professionally printed in the UK by a carbon-neutral, Fine Art Trade Guild registered printer.
- Printed using high-quality pigment inks which can last over 100 years.
- Printed on Artsure-approved, archival-quality fine art paper.
Carol’s art prints can be bought online and also in “real life” in selected gift & homeware stockists throughout Glasgow, Edinburgh & Perthshire.
And inspired by you!
Carol McEwan finds inspiration in Scotland’s dramatic scenery, especially when the weather is as wild as the hills.
She also offers a bespoke commission service, helping to create artwork inspired by someone else’s favourite, special place.
Contact Carol today if this is something which sounds interesting. Many customers find that it makes a great gift for someone who has everything (we all know a few of those hard to buy for people!)