My art is inspired first and foremost by what I see, feel and experience. It is a celebratory art that refers to the historical traditions of the landscape and the nude.
I have an affinity for nature, preferring secluded environments that are free from the ebb and flow of people. I paint the surroundings I am familiar with or places I have visited, rarely including signs of life. Hillsides, valleys, forests, creeks and rugged foreshores are recurring themes.
I am also compelled to explore the female form and in establishing an intimate visual relationship with the subject. Backgrounds are only important as blank backdrops, allowing the focus of attention to remain fixed on the nude.
I primarily work in oils on linen for the love of the physicality of the medium. My technique usually begins with sketches and digitally altered images. Through the digital process, I am able to experiment with overlaying imagery and manipulating compositional elements. Once multiple variations are developed as preparatory studies, I output selected versions to use as references, painting in a style that is free and intuitive. Colour is used to embellish, in the sense of adding to the aesthetic or emotional density of the composition.
My digital collages and video art / performance art works explore the fundamentals of human behaviour, intended to both respect and celebrate the sensual female form and sexuality. The images are often overlain so as to fill the screen in an almost ‘abstract expressionist’ or even ‘cubist’ manner. In their manipulations and imperfections they refer to the ‘action’ paintings of Pollock, with the art nude performances showing subtle references to the nudes of the old masters.
I’m a landscape and figurative expressionist, my creative practice consisting of oil painting, pen and ink, photo-manipulation based digital art and video.
I live and work in Brisbane. While I am broadly interested in the landscape and portraiture, I have recently concentrated on the female nude, preferring to work in oils on Belgian linen when painting.
VIDEO: Art Nude Performance Sequence – Caress 9 (Seduction Sequence): http://www.celesteprize.com/artwork/ido:397866/
CELESTE Page: http://www.celesteprize.com/member/idu:98829/
ARTIST WEBSITE: www.GlennMillerArt.com