The McEwan Gallery


Bridge of Gairn (on A939)
royal deeside
aberdeenshire AB35 5UB

+44 (0) 13397 55429




The McEwan Gallery is an established family business, located in the Scottish Highlands, specialising in fine Scottish and European paintings from the 17th century to the present day, in an eclectic range of subjects from wildlife to portraits to landscapes to portrait miniatures.

Open all year round – though best to ring from January to March – the Gallery displays constantly changing stock – oils, watercolours, prints – including a wide selection of contemporary and affordable works, together with a select range of sculptures and contemporary ceramics.

Founded by Harvard academic, the late Dr Peter McEwan* and his late wife, Dorothy, the Gallery has built up a solid reputation from its 50 years’ experience, evidenced by its established and loyal client base both at home and overseas.  Today, the Gallery is run by their son, Rhod McEwan, who joined  the business after studying history of art at university and training at Christie’s auctioneers in London’s West End.

The Gallery is constantly searching for the unusual, the undiscovered and in particular lost portraits of the 18th century.  We are happy to offer advice on all aspects of collecting and also to provide valuations for insurance and probate.  We are also happy to sell paintings on a commission basis.

The Gallery is situated in the family’s artist-built Swiss-style home which gives clients a unique opportunity to see paintings in a home environment, at the same time affording a relaxed atmosphere in which to view and discuss the pictures.

*A prolific writer and author, Peter McEwan produced the definitive Dictionary of Scottish Art & Architecture used as a regular reference by the National Galleries of Scotland, dealers, auctioneers and private collectors alike.  Also, he authored the pocket handbook Artwords which every student of the subject should have! Both books are available at