Creswell painter Nancy McEwen is the Artist of the Month at the Artists’ Studio Association studio-gallery in Lincoln City, where an exhibit of her seascapes will be on display throughout August.
Generations of McEwen’s family have lived along Beaver Creek, between Newport and Waldport, and she developed a lifelong love for the area when visiting her grandparents’ dairy there as a child. Her interest in painting seascapes started 22 years ago, when she and her husband built a home in Lincoln City. She enjoys capturing the ocean’s mood, action and patterns with paint on canvas.
“I often feel there is no end to the colors and challenges the ocean brings,” she said.
McEwen said she finds painting to be a spiritual experience.
“My goal is to paint until the good Lord calls me home,” she said. “Until then, I will try to paint a glimmer of his creation.”
McEwen’s work can be seen from 10 am to 5 pm daily throughout August at the ASA studio-gallery, 620 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City. Admission is free and parking is available behind the building.