Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Melissa A. Miller - "Recent Works 2011"

McGowan Fine Art announces the opening of “Recent Works” featuring the paintings of Melissa Anne Miller. The show will run from September 6 to October 7, with a reception on September 16 from 5 to 7 PM. This is free and open to the public.

“Recent Works” will feature the quiet scenes by Melissa that have become familiar to the people of New Hampshire and synonymous with the city of Concord. Her heightened colors and sense of light make her work distinctive and a favorite with everyone. Even those who are unfamiliar with Concord’s crowded streets and turn of the century downtown admire her paintings. They have a universal feel of home, which appeals to people, wherever they are from.

“Yellow House, Fall Afternoon” alters the viewer’s perspective with an upward gaze at a gabled yellow house. A warm pink shadow is cast across its front and sunlight on an adjacent roof glows orange. Ms Miller’s ability is in bringing all those colors together successfully. She has been applying this skill to landscapes again- most notably conservation land in the Concord Area. New Hampshire’s distinctive wetlands feature bare limbed snags standing in quiet waters- another opportunity to show facets and planes of light and how it alters colors.

Ms. Miller’s paintings have always been collected by many businesses and firms throughout New Hampshire- most notably SNHU, TD Banknorth in Manchester, NH Historical Society and Rath Young & Pignatelli’s office in Concord.

This exhibit will be on display at McGowan Fine Art at 10 Hills Avenue in Concord, NH. Please call Sarah Chaffee at 603-225-2515 for more information or visit our website at www.mcgowanfineart.com, or contact at art@mcgowanfineart.com. Hours: T-F 10-6, and Sat 10-2 and by appointment.