Articulate Fine Art Shows Classic Pictures by Alexander Millar
June 12, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsJune 12, 2014 -'Gadgies and Gals choreographed in a street ballet' well describes the selection of Alexander Millar's classic prints being offered by Scotland's leading online Gallery, Articulate Fine Art. www.articulatefineart.com.
He describes how this was to become a driving force in his art: 'I was born in 1960 into the small mining community of Springside a few miles outside of Kilmarnock on the west coast of Scotland. My formative years were spent in the company of old men dressed in dark suits smoking Woodbines partnered with large missile shaped women decked out in headscarves and pines'
'I escaped school in 1976 and eventually set myself up in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Newcastle had and still has its fair share of characters known as 'Gadgies' which fed me much inspiration later on in life when I discovered my destiny as an artist. In 1988 I finally settled down to become a professional artist.'
'I am completely self-taught and after many years of developing my own style in art I turned to images remembered from my childhood and used the local Tyneside 'Gadgies' as models in my paintings. I love the movement of the street drunk; however he remains a difficult subject to paint - never staying still for any length of time.'
'The gossiping old ladies standing on street corners, the tired old guy wandering home after a long hard day are all appealing and interesting to me. I seem them all as different choreographed parts in a sort of street ballet.'
'The past few years have been especially exciting as my work has taken on a life of its own. Sales have gone through the roof and everyone seems to be taking notice of the solitary figures I create. On many occasions I've had women moved to tears absorbed by a painting that evokes memories of their father or grandfather.'
Articulate Fine Art was founded in 2004 and is based in the Scottish Borders, just South of Edinburgh.
The Gallery built its reputation by specializing in limited edition prints by leading British artists such as David Shepherd, Beryl Cook, Alexander Millar, JCG Illingworth and Rolf Harris. The Gallery has an excellent stock of these works including much sought after and out of print editions.