Kevin Miller lives in Belfast and graduated with a Fine Art degree in University of Ulster in 2003 and an MA in Irish Visual Culture in 2006. He has a studio in the Cathedral Buildings in the city centre shared with other artists and has been practicing steadily since his graduation in 2003. He has exhibited internationally and at the Whalley Gallery, Cavehill Gallery and the Gordon Gallery among others and currently lectures part time in Art and Design in the Northern Regional College.
His work displayed here is painted ‘en plein air’. The aim with this type of painting is to record an impression or experience of the place over the time that the artist is there, so it is very immediate and fresh.
“The scene changes as I struggle to get it painted. Rain showers and wind and flies landing in the paint are all part of it. For me, this gives plein air painting a kind of energy and tension. It’s this struggle to express what I can see changing in front of me that I enjoy about this type of painting.”