The sunshine is finally flooding into the gallery and we have some great paintings to showcase in our August update
Our highlights continue with a series of landscapes depicting far away places and those a little close to home. Mario Maresca uses a rugged, scraping technique to evoke a rustic Italian vista while Ken Walch employs his pointillism style to depict an Australian tree. Back on home soil Denis Wirth Miller and John O'Conner's paintings of the British countryside are rich with texture.
Our final painting this month is a reclining nude by Gerald Meares
We hope you have enjoyed this month's selection and we look forward to sharing more artwork next month.
This large oil on canvas measures 30”x 40” and is of an East Anglian field by Denis Wirth Miller. As with most Wirth Miller paintings, it is unsigned and in his preferred 1960’s frame.
Wirth Miller attended the East Anglian School of Art at Benton End where he was taught by Cedric Morris and Lett Haines. One of his fellow pupils was Lucian Freud who went on to become one of the most important artist’s of the 20/21 century. After art school they kept in contact but fell out dramatically for an undisclosed reason. The dislike and distain for each other was mutual with Freud referring to Dennis as Worst Miller with Wirth Miller writing lists titled “Reasons I hate Lucian Freud.” Not much love lost there!
John Stocks @ AM Fine Art