Ewan McDougall was born in Wellington, New Zealand. His family later moved to Oamaru where he was educated at Waitaki Boys High School and taught by Colin Wheeler. Ewan attended Otago University while also working in freezing works and drumming in Rock bands. He gained an Honours Degree in Political Studies in 1971. He worked at Otago University as an academic before travelling wildly.
In 1983 he married his partner Sarah in Perth, Western Australia, and returned to New Zealand and after being admitted to Queen Mary Hospital in Hanmer Springs in 1988, he began to paint full-time.McDougall has had eighty solo exhibitions and has exhibited in New Zealand Public Galleries and internationally.
The painter has been a multiple finalist or prize-winner in many prominent New Zealand Art Awards. He was a prize winner in the Cleveland and Mainland Art Awards, a ten time finalist in the Wallace awards and a four time finalist in the Adam NZ Portraiture Awards and a Finalist in The Waikato Art Awards.
Ewan has works in public collections including: The Sir James Wallace Collection, The University of Otago Auckland Centre Collection, The Dunedin Public Hospital Collection, The Selwyn Hall Collection University of Otago, The Centre of Contemporary Art Collection, The Aigantighe Gallery Collection, The Eastern Southland Gallery Collection and The Forrester Gallery Collection.
Ewan is married to playwright Sarah McDougall and has three children: Melissa, Paul, and William.
14th Feb 2017 - 4th Mar 2017: Double Time