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Artist - Justine Miller

“Line, scale, colour and repetition are at the core of my method, tempered by a decorative quality to the finished work. I aim to instil a piece with a feel and atmosphere, where the juxtaposition of colour can evoke opposites, whether harmonious or jarring. To achieve my aims the creation of colour charts play a key role in my working practice as well as bringing a regimentation and order to the studio.

I use different techniques to create a finished work. I experiment photographically and digitally along with hand drawn and coloured images, initially paring them back to simple shapes, shadows and highlights, before building them up again in layers. The process is ever evolving.”

The inspiration for the Justine’s latest body of work, Sealine, is the coast. The magnificent empty beaches along the Berwickshire coastline, where Justine lives, and the sweeping, dramatic Northumberland beaches close by. She was also heavily influenced by the coastline surrounding the Isle of Noirmoutier, off the west coast of France, where she spent the summer amongst the mussel and oyster beds, and the fishing boats and salt flats.

Justine also continues to explore the woodland environment and themes of the Scottish Borders. She captures intimate hidden glimpses, and shadows, by layering images, colours and textures to evoke memories and associations of place and time and to create a landscape of impression and emotion. She is drawn by the ever-changing light and shade which dominates the vast open landscapes that surround her in the Borders. The emptiness and scale both inland and on the coast, and conversely, the more intimate areas of woodlands and rivers, are a constant source of material.

Justine is originally from London where she started her training at Camberwell College of Art studying textiles. She then progressed to Edinburgh College of Art to study Fine Art specialising in Printmaking. Hers was the first year group to study computer imagery and technology alongside traditional printing techniques and she believes that this has opened up many new and interesting opportunities for printmakers.

Available Work

Cluster, Cobalt - £150 - 45cm by 46cm

Collection, Peony - £180 - 64cm by 44cm

Copse, Powder Pink - £220 - 64cm by 53cm

Groups of Yellows, Magenta - £170 - 62cm by 48cm

Sealine, Noirmoulter 11 - £220 - 66cm by 48cm

Sealine, Noirmoulter 1V - £220 - 69cm by 48cm

Sealine 18 - £190 - 67cm by 49cm

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