Ian Miller, a former Dundee art teacher and graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, is exhibiting some of his work at the University Botanic Centre, Ninewells, until Sunday 1st October, between the hours of 10.00 am and 4.30 pm daily. There is no charge for entry to this exhibition.
This the third time that Ian has exhibited work at this venue. The last time was in 2008 and, prior to that, in 2006. On this occasion he will show thirty-six works, only five of which have been seen before. The work is mostly still life and landscapes, some of which reflect travels in Canada and Australia.
While training at the Art College, where he specialised in drawing and painting, his principal mentors were Alberto Morrocco, David McLure and Gordon Cameron. He was awarded a travelling scholarship in 1962 which enabled him to visit Paris and London, and provided the first opportunity to see the work of the Impressionists and Post Impressionists. Collections closer to home provided opportunities to discover the Glasgow Boys and the Scottish Colourists, all of these influential, if not in any obvious way.
Initially drawn back to the decorative element of still life, more recently landscape has provided an additional area of interest. In that genre he has found stimulating subjects not only locally, in the ever-rewarding Carse of Gowrie, but also further afield, in the South of France, Italy, in the Ontario countryside and as far away as Victoria, Australia. Recently, too, he has worked extensively with pastel as an alternative to oil paint, enjoying the richness, the subtlety and the atmospheric nuances of this medium.
Don’t miss this wonderful exhibition, on through the weekend.