<Home Page
 
 <To Top of Artist Information 
Artist Statement 
Awards
Biography 
Resume 

 

Paul McMillan
 
Artist Statement
 
I want my artwork to reveal the joy of living. I work in a range of styles and believe that every genre exposes aspects of the human experience.
 
Landscapes show the generous beauty of the planet's ability to give life.
Still life paintings tell a story through objects, and when written music and lyrics are added, chosen objects gain their own voice. Working in the surreal genre allows the privilege of lifting the surface to study the subjective reality beneath. In portraiture and figurative work, the human form becomes a window to the individual spirit. Nocturnes reveal the serenity and mystory of the nighttime world.
 
My process involves attention to detail and technique. My wet-into-wet oil painting technique with virtually no glazing allows detail and softness in the image and a smooth, buttery surface showing a little impasto where appropriate. I make my own medium from stand oil blended with a small amount of beeswax and mastic resin. My works are finished to protect the surfaces of the artwork without altering the texture or sheen of the image. I feel strongly about the merits of using quality materials and proven techniques in the pursuit of lasting and durable artwork.
 
When I was five I knew I wanted to be an artist, at the age of fifty-seven when this statement was written I have accomplished hundreds of sculptures, some five-hundred paintings, twenty songs, thirty-ish poems, and a two hundred page book. Yes at this point I am habitual regarding making art.
 
Paul McMillan
 Artist Statement Page
 
<To Top of Artist Information:
 
Artist Statement
Awards
Biography
Resume
 
 <Back to Home Page