I am a textile artist and designer working with a range of techniques to create abstract imagery. I explore colour, texture and shape in my environment and capture these elements through photography, sculpting, printmaking, painting and digital media. This work has been developed into large scale digital print commissions for both public and private spaces. With a First Class Honours textile design degree from London’s Central Saint Martins college, I continue to pursue my own artistic practice, investigating the use of digital and print media within textiles.
In 2012 I launched my own print label C F McEwan, a new venture for my imagery, developing collections of printed silk scarves and fine art works on paper, all produced in the UK. Each scarf collection starts from a theme, based on a process or material, such as hand made concrete, folded paper or the painted mark. The artworks generated are developed into a range of designs printed on 100% crepe de chine silk.
Over the last thirteen years, I have also worked as a freelance artist in education, developing creative workshops for adults and children in schools and in the community. I continue to share aspects of my art practice through articles, videos and talks on topics such as photo walks, found objects, finding colour, creating colour palettes, sensing interior space and the value of mark making. Examples of this content can be found on my blog pages.
I have always explored how to harness digital media throughout areas of my work and this year I have extended the inquiry further with a leap into software development. In March 2019, I graduate from CodeClan, a 16-week professional software development course in Glasgow. The course has challenged me to think in new ways about digital content, how we can manage, display and interact with all types of data with innovation and creativity. I am excited about my transition into software development and incorporating visual and communication ideas as much as possible to create original, immersive projects.