Robert MacmillanBorn: 1974
Place of Birth: Glasgow
From 1993 to 1997 Robert studied Drawing and Painting (Fine Art) at Duncan of Jordanstone, focusing on single figured portraits that were greatly influenced by the old masters.
"For some time now my work has involved using a figure within voids of empty space. I have been fascinated by the delicate relationship that exists between figure and space; too much of the dark void and the figure is engulfed; too much focus on the figure and the presence of the space is forgotten. I love the intimacy, and the intensity, which can be created through the use of a single face or solitary figure, theatrically lit, embraced in a velvety darkness that surrounds.
In both subject matter and use of paint, there is a definite acknowledgement of painters past. Rembrandt’s influence permeates through all my work, not only his use of chiaroscuro but also the surface quality that he achieves with the paint like the sleeve of the bridegroom in his work ‘The Jewish Bride’; the constant reworking of paint, creating a texture and luminosity that begins to emanate from the source material and, through constant scraping and glazing, achieve a richer conclusion.
Over the last couple of years my work has included landscape studies; inspired in part by the magnificent views close to where I live along the Fife Coastal Route. The work also demonstrates the influence of a number of landscape painters who I greatly admire: James McNeill Whistler, George Innes and many of the American Tonalists. There has been a great desire to recreate the tones and atmosphere found in the works of these painters and also seen daily in my surrounding landscape. My paintings have thus developed into intimate studies of the relationship between light, colour and form of the Scottish landscape"
The Old Harbour (Auchmithie) View details
The Old Harbour (Auchmithie)2020oil on boardH:21.4cm W:25cm£1,400Towards the Bay View details
Towards the Bay2020oil on boardH:13cm W:13cm£675Through Mist and Shadow View details
Through Mist and Shadow2020oil on boardH:14cm W:35.5cm£1,400Cove View details
Cove2020oil on boardH:25cm W:25cm£1,475Cloud Study II View details
Cloud Study II2020oil on boardH:21cm W:25cm£1,250Robert in his Dundee studio View details
Lost in Wonder II View details
Lost in Wonder II2020oil on boardH:14.5cm W:40cmSoldLunan Bay View details
Lunan Bay2020oil on boardH:91cm W:152cmSoldA Quiet Place (Shelter III) View details
A Quiet Place (Shelter III)2020oil on boardH:25cm W:25cmSoldBefore the Rain View details
Before the Rain2020oil on boardH:30cm W:30cmSoldLike Finding Gold View details
Like Finding Gold2020oil on boardH:14cm W:14cmSoldTowards St Andrews View details
Towards St Andrews2020oil on boardH:34cm W:38cmSoldMoonlight View details
Moonlight2020oil on boardH:11cm W:11cmSoldApproach View details
Approach2016H:39cm W:42cmSoldGolden Light II View details
Golden Light IIOil on BoardH:20cm W:26cmSoldForesight I View details
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