Millie McCallum. Watercolours. 'Owl'. 77 x 57 cms. £850 unframed. £1000 framed.
The inspiration for Millie's paintings come from a fascination with birds and animals and how she can then translate their ‘character’ using oils and enamels to produce vivid colours usually on a large scale. Colour, size and simple composition are used in an adventurous and exuberant way so that each painting does not become merely an animal ‘study’ but a portrait of an actual animal or bird, and beneath it all is her own energetic personality which touches the paintings with humour. The paint is extravagantly used and her painting clothes are as striking as her work. And roughly the same combinations of colours.