Rory McEwen was formidable – a writer, musician and artist, his legacy is unique and diverse. His contribution to the development of contemporary botanical painting remains relevant and influential even now, 30 years after his death. His botanical paintings, luminous, detailed and vivid, are held within numerous private collections all over the world, including the V&A; Tate; National Gallery of Modern Art, Scotland; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Hunt Institute, Pittsburgh; and MOMA, New York.
McEwen’s influence on botanical painting is impossible to forget. This retrospective display of McEwen’s work at The Shirley Sherwood Gallery celebrates his artwork and legacy.