View of Moidart Kinloch Western Isles Rob Miller
Dear Guest. Welcome to my on line gallery. I am a seascape and landscape painter based in Lancashires West Pennine Area. I specialize in paintings of North England, Lancashire and Yorkshire, the Lake District and the West coast of Britain. I am also known for my portrayals of Southern Spain and Portugal. Working in oils and in water-based media I am inspired by a love for the great outdoors. I exhibit in Gallerys in Britain, Portugal and Spain. He has completed a wide variety of commissions, both privately and for companies. I am also availabe at my studio and in a number of online Gallerys.
The landscape of the Lake District has always fascinated Rob Miller, who gained a Distinction in Painting from the University of Bolton. Miller is particularly influenced by the Lake District landscape, its raw climate, beauty and gritty history. Walking and climbing through it is always a joyful experience. As an artist, being still painting within it is almost meditative.
Entitle iconic ridges Robs most recent landscapes capture the hardness and complexity of the mountainous terrain tat face climbers and fell walkers as they puit themselves against steepness , sheer drops and storms.
The scenes exude a passage of light high in the mountains under stormy andblue skies . Developed initially working outside or painting from his notes makes this a direct experience for the artist as he aims to portray the sublime.
Back at his Falcon Mill studio, the work finishes somewhere between abstraction and figurative: depending on the nuances of the paint, techniques and the making of colour. "The paint feels good and tactile sometimes as it slides around the palate. Visually, moving in and through the geometry of a place as I draw freehand frustrates and engages me fully.” added to this are gestural large pen marks that slash and cut across the paper reflecting the rough terrain.
Through the exhibition the artist hopes to share his sense of awe that he feels in that special mountainous nature with others: “For me, a painting is like making a poem, both an expression of a feeling and an impression of a place”.
Prints available from November onwards from
The Lingholm Kitchen Rob Miller Gallery Lingholm Estate Portinscale Keswick Cumbria