Review: The open studio of Rosemary Miller in Seale, Surrey

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Every so often in life there comes the chance to pause in another more tranquil world.  Rosemary Miller’s open studio gives you the garden space, the welcome and the paintings to enjoy doing just that.

The location is one of the finest and most peaceful in Surrey set at the top of a dense garden of flowers on the hillside opposite St Laurence’s Church in Seale.

Miller’s preferred medium is watercolour.  Her paintings flow with life and light.  In a short biography she writes:  “Besides working primarily in watercolour I enjoy using various media to explore my interest in light and complex patterns of shape, colour and texture.”

Flowers and water are the main themes in this year’s exhibition but set alongside the shimmer of petals, of wet and of sunshine there are abstract images and the bold outlines of dance.  It is an exhibition that is alive with movement.  There is mood and light and curiosity about how much the artist needs to explain.

Miller, a full member of the Society of Women Artists, has exhibited for several years with the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Graphic Society of Fine Art in London.

For those lucky enough to live within easy reach of 1 Pilgrims Cottages, Wood Lane, Seale GU10 1HS, there is also a chance to see the art in its home location.  The open studio is today, Sunday 17th June, and on Monday 18th June, 11am to 5.00pm both days.

The paintings on display, both framed and unframed, are nearly all original pieces.  She says:  “I like the uniqueness of each piece of work being unique, the fact that nobody else will have one like it.”

Most of the unframed paintings cost less than £100 while the most expensive framed painting is £475 with many priced a good deal lower than this.  For those travelling with less in their pockets large, glossy cards are just £1.75.

To learn more: www.saa.co.uk/art/rosemary and www.society-women-artists.org.uk/rosemarymiller.

Email:  rosemarymiller3@tiscali.co.uk

The slideshow at the top of this article includes photographs of the garden and of some of the paintings on display.

One thought on “Review: The open studio of Rosemary Miller in Seale, Surrey

  1. I have known this artist for many years. Her work is outstanding, she brings life and soul to every exhibit. An exhibition not to be missed!

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