Victoria Orr Ewing, born in 1962, is a British artist. She has a deep and lifelong connection to the wild natural world which is reflected in her dynamic landscape paintings.
Orr Ewing spent her childhood in Galloway, a remote coastal area of Scotland and over the years has lived in and travelled to many wild and inspirational landscapes, most notably the mountains of Southern Spain, where she lived for sixteen years. While the specific places do inspire her, the main subjects of her work are the elements, the shifting light and the constant changes in atmosphere and colour that these bring.
In order to faithfully capture a landscape, Orr Ewing must spend time within it, appreciating the subtleties of light and form. She makes a number of preparatory oil and watercolour sketches and takes photos of particularly interesting moments of light. Back in the studio, she uses these sketches and her memory to recreate the atmosphere of the environment and, most importantly, her feelings towards it.
Exhibitions and Collections
Orr Ewing has presented her work in numerous exhibitions and art fairs across the UK in London, Edinburgh and Cambridge and further afield in several solo shows in Malaga, Spain. Her work is held in a number of private and public collections such as The City and Guilds Institute in London and Cawdor Castle in Scotland.