Linda McEwan is inspired by traditional and realist artists.
She appreciates simplicity and elegance in the work of others.
Her major influences have been the tutors and artists with whom she has had personal experience.
Her subjects include seascapes, landscapes, animals and portraits.
Born in Red Cliffs, in the heart of the Victorian Sunraysia district, Linda moved to Melbourne with her family in the sixties. She has always felt drawn to the beauty of country settings and the natural impact of the land.
Linda has traveled twice to the outback and overseas in the company of fellow artists. Her formal training spans four decades:
- 1964 Studied Graphic Art at RMIT – training in drawing and sketching
- 1969 Married and moved to East Malvern raising her family of four children
- 1975 – 81 Studied Woodwork, Caulfield Technical School custom furniture
- 1983 – 85 Studied calligraphy and sign writing, developing new artistic skills
- 1989 Returned to formal artistic training at the Malvern Artists’ Society
- 1990 Studied watercolour with Richard Alsop and Joan Richard
Linda is an exhibiting member of Malvern Artists’ Society, Victorian Artists’ Society and The Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors. Her work is represented in private collections in Australia and overseas. Corporate collections include the offices of B Stensholt,ex MP for Burwood (Victoria) Kaytee Engineering, South Melbourne and Worrells Motors. Contact 0419 872 475
Awards Malvern Artists’ Society
H/C Figure/Portrait-Spring 2017
Best Figure/Portrait- Spring 2016
H/C Watercolour – Autumn 2013
H/C Best portrait – Spring 2011
Best pastel – Autumn 2011
H/C Italian Exhibition 2008
Bendigo Bank Acquisitive Award ‘ My Melbourne’ – Spring 2008
Best Pastel – Autumn 2007
Best Watercolour – Autumn 2007
Best Watercolour – Autumn 2004
Best Painting in Show – Autumn 2004
Worrells Motors Acquisitive Award – Spring 2003
Best Pastel – Autumn 2003
Best Watercolour – Spring 2002
Best Watercolour – Autumn 2002
H/ C Watercolour – Spring 2001
H/C Watercolour – Autumn 2001
Best Watercolour – Spring 2000
H/C Watercolour – Autumn 2000
Amaroo Art Show 2015-Highly Commended
Royal Melbourne Show 2013- 1st Mixed Media
Royal Melbourne Show 2013- Special Prize Mixed Media
Royal Melbourne Show 2012- 2nd Pastel
Royal Melbourne Show 2011- 3rd.Watercolour
Royal Melbourne Show 2011 – H/C Watercolour
Royal Melbourne Show 2009 – H/C Watercolour.
Royal Melbourne Show 2006 – Best entry depicting Australian history
Royal Melbourne Show 2006 – Best Watercolour
Victor Harbor Rotary Art Show 2005 – Best any medium under $1,000
Royal Melbourne Show 2004 – Highly Commended
Bayside Art Show 2004 – Highly Commended
Leongatha Rotary Art Show 2004 – Highly Commended
Korumburra Rotary Art Exhibition 2002 – Highly Commended
Amaroo Art Show 2002 – Best Painting