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.
Landscapes with absent figures
Opening Tuesday 16 July 5.30-7.30pm
The Gallery At St George’s House is proud to present a solo exhibition of recent landscape and coastal paintings by Bolton based artist Rob Miller.
The landscape of the Northern Countryside has always fascinated Rob Miller, who gained a Distinction in Painting from the University of Bolton. Miller is particularly influenced by the Lancashire and 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.
Entitled ‘Landscapes with absent figures’ this new exhibition, opening Tuesday 16 July 5.30-7.30pm, presents Miller’s most recent landscapes and coastal paintings. In these scenes the human presence has been stripped away, making them absent, unimportant, except where they have left marks or rigid shapes which have survived enough to have a visual purpose in a found composition.
Whilst painting, different things attract and hold the artist’s thoughts. Scenes that exude a passage of light, whether in the corner of a bright field, high in the mountains or by the sea under stormy skies, are a frequent source of inspiration for Miller. 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. Miller see each colour range as a ‘stanza’ and each brush mark as a part of each painting’s arpeggio: “Instinctively certain colours please me as I mix them. 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.”
Through the exhibition the artist hopes to share his sense of awe that he feels in nature with others: “For me, a painting is like making a poem, both an expression of a feeling and an impression of a place”.
16th July to the end of September 2019
St Georges Gallery 2 St georges Street Bolton Manchester