Nature Trust of New Brunswick

Conservation on Canvas


An Artist’s Journey Through Conserved Land in New Brunswick


Conservation on Canvas is a project to promote conservation through the natural beauty of the Nature Trust of New Brunswick’s nature preserves throughout the province. In September 2013, local artist Michael McEwing embarked on this project in partnership with the Nature Trust to visit each preserve and create a series of paintings that are inspired by his adventures and experiences.

As of February 2014, McEwing has visited seven preserves and finished two paintings, with several others underway, including some of our nature preserves on Grand Manan. He has created a blog to share his progress of how his paintings come to life as well as his thoughts and experiences of visiting the nature preserves. For more information, visit:

About the Artist

Michael McEwing is an artist and art educator who is currently working in the Carleton County area of New Brunswick, Canada. He has multiple post-secondary degrees based in fine arts and education which include a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mount Allison University in 2006 and two degrees from the University of New Brunswick: a Bachelor of Education with a major in Secondary Arts in 1995 and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Multimedia Studies received in 2000.

McEwing works with a variety of mediums, which can range from oil and acrylic painting to printmaking and mixed media. Aside from bringing awareness to conservation efforts in New Brunswick, he also strives for the arts within his own community and in the field of education. He helped form the River Valley Arts Alliance in 2008 with other art enthusiasts who work together to hold the annual Dooryard Arts Festival in Woodstock.

Please visit for more information.


The Nature Trust of New Brunswick
404 Queen St. 3rd floor
P.O. Box 603, Station A
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A6
Phone: (506)457-2398
Fax: (506)450-2137

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