Solitary Bee

Oil on gesso


Oil on gesso

Melanie Miller

“Melanie Miller paints in an idyllic studio on an island in the Thames, the seemingly bucolic nature of the paintings is underscored by a toughness, the layers of paint and gesso built up and removed sometimes leaving traces of something before. The indigenous nature of the subjects is important; they are not exotic but accessible, familiar yet powerful placed in their ambiguous dark spaces.”

“From the darkest spaces comes great beauty.”