Heather Miller

Acrylics, Mixed
Impressionist/Semi-Abstract, Landscapes, Seascapes, Lakes, Flowers, Trees

Having loved art from a very young age, I took up painting more seriously in 2001 while living in Abu Dhabi in the Middle East. It quickly became apparent that an allergic reaction to solvents rendered painting with oils out of the question and thus begun my love affair with acrylic paints. They are a truly versatile medium adaptable to many ways of working enabling spontaneity not always accessible in other ways of painting, and I am keen spread the word.

For my own art, I am influenced by light and how it changes our perception of the world around us and the colours we experience. The changing seasons, nature, sunsets and water all provide a rich mine of subjects for my paintings. The glorious array of colours and the unique qualities of acrylic paint make this an ideal medium to work quickly and expressively.

My demonstrations begin with talking about my process and how I choose my composition and colour schemes. I then demonstrate how I lay down my colour and develop my paintings. There is usually a short break for coffee in the middle where I am happy to answer any questions. I am based in Welwyn, Hertfordshire and am available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and daytime by arrangement. I am willing to travel within 1.5 hours driving from Welwyn

I have previously exhibited paintings and life drawings at The Mardleybury Gallery, Art Shed, The JoeDaisy Studio, The Maynard Gallery and Gravelly Barn. I studied at the Open College of Art and have had many wonderful teachers who have helped and inspired me along the way including Sue James Dean, Lupe Cunha & Caroline Hulse FRSA.

My paintings can be viewed on my website www.heathermillerpaintings.com.