Heavy, Defined Brushstrokes: Paintings by Edward Bear Miller
Edward Bear Miller, our featured artist for today, is originally from Washington, D.C. He paints landscapes as well as figures and portraits in heavy, defined brushstrokes.
Lines and layers of colour and shadow appear on the surface of Edward’s paintings like the shadows of tree branches, overlapping and building forms. The brushstrokes themselves become parts of his landscapes, which are divided on his portfolio into different locales: north, south, and west. His portraits follow the same visual logic as his landscapes, with the curves and features of his subjects’ faces and bodies appearing out of large, individual strokes of paint.
I enjoy the way that Edward paints, in a style that captures the mood of a scene rather than rendering each detail in perfect realism. A shift in lighting or palette can change an image from somber to joyful, and Edward uses this knowledge to his advantage. Edward’s website, filled with more lovely images, is located at www.edwardbearmiller.com.