Workshop: May 4th – 8th, 2016
Stan Miller is an internationally known American artist. He has instructed workshops and juried art events around the world. He is a signature member and award winner with the American Watercolor Society. Recently, Stan was first place winner in the Artist’s Magazine National Competition and in 2014 was an Award winner and participant in the World Watercolour Competition and Exhibition in Narbonne, France. He participated in the 2014 World Watermedia Exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2006, Stan was the Grand Prize winner in the Watercolor Magic Magazine National Competition, USA. In 2004, he was the First Place Winner in the Artist’s Magazine National Competition, USA. In 2002 he was an award winner at the American Watercolor Society International Exhibition in New York City. He has juried numerous exhibitions throughout the United States.
In this workshop, Stan will demonstrate each morning, using elements of realism, impressionism, and abstraction. Students have the option of working on a landscape, or portrait, or any subject, throughout the workshop. He will offer each student individual critique and instruction, and will help you choose paintable subjects to match your skill level and to help you find your own voice in your paintings.. Technique, colour, creating mood, understanding composition and design will be addressed – as well as a variety of other topics. Egg tempera will also be demonstrated.
“The greatest compliment I’ve ever received after someone has looked at my work is, ‘Your work is so peaceful.’
I am, to a great degree, trying to paint peace. I’m also trying to paint hope. Many of my paintings are quite dark with light coming into the compositions in carefully planned areas. The world can seem quite dark at times, but the light is always there.
In my paintings I’m also trying to honour what is old and worn which can teach us about ourselves, our history, who we are, and where we’ve come from.”