'Ecosphere' by Olympia McEwan is at National Trust of Guernsey's Art at The Park Gallery, the Folk and Costume Museum, Saumarez Park, from Thursday 11th May to Friday 2nd June.
I put to one side my portrait painting for a while. It was the area in which I'd been the most focused. I'd also been working towards publishing my 'In Living Memory' book, which came into print the very week we went into our first lockdown. I'd been anticipating all sorts of celebrations, which had to be shelved as a result.
I was looking to nature for escape and wellbeing, as we all were, during those 87 days. I found myself drawn back to my flower subject matter, plus the addition of their pollinators, as my main source of inspiration.'
Olympia McEwan has been creating this series since 2020 resulting in an exhibition of paintings, mixed media and works on paper.
"Olympia's work is decorative and colourful. Her flowers are based on wildflowers and early spring blossom. There is also the addition of the Common Blue butterfly motif which makes its appearance on several of the pieces, as well as the humble – but vital to our ecosphere – bumblebee." – courtesy of an interview with Olympia McEwan recently featured in the Guernsey Press.
National Trust of Guernsey is excited to host the work of one of Guernsey’s most popular and remarkable artists.
The exhibition will be on view at the National Trust of Guernsey’s Art at The Park Gallery, The Folk and Costume Museum, Saumarez Park from Thursday 11 May to Friday 2 June. Open 10am – 5pm seven days a week.
Admission is free. The Museum is access friendly. We look forward to seeing you!