Portrait paintingworkshop
Lewis Miller

Workshop 1: Tuesday 1 Oct, Saturday 5 Oct, Sunday 6 Oct. 1.30 - 4.30pm.
Workshop 2: Tuesday 8 Oct, Saturday 12 Oct, Sunday 13 Oct. 1.30 - 4.30pm.

For both workshops, Lewis will demonstrate and talk through the process he follows developing a portrait. Students will learn tips on colour modelling shade and light in oil paint, from this highly awarded Archibald Prize winning artist.

While a portrait model sits for you in the studio, learn from the experience and insights Lewis brings to the fresh and expressive techniques he employs. Through three sessions you will develop at least one dynamic painting! Demonstrations and walk-around visits to every student will inform your progress, broadening and strengthening your skills.

Miller was awarded the Hugh Ramsay Portrait Prize in 1981, and having been shortlisted for the Archibald Prize sixteen times, won in 1998 with his portrait of fellow artist Allan Mitelman.

An exhibition of his portraits was held at Deakin University in 2003. That year, Miller was appointed by the Australian War Memorial as Australia's official artist to the conflict in Iraq, recording mine clearing undertaken by the Royal Australian Navy in the Persian Gulf and by members of the SAS at Al Qusayr and on the Al Ifziiyah peninsula.

Also in 2003, the National Portrait Gallery acquired his portrait of Don Argus. Miller has several times been artist-in-residence at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York, producing a number of portraits of its scientists including one of its former Director, James Watson.

Miller is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, as well as university and other public and corporate collections in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

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