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Robert Macmillan

Robert Macmillan

Born in Glasgow in 1974, Robert was fascinated with drawing and painting from an early age and with the Kelvingrove Gallery close by he was able to study many of the old masters in their collection.

Choosing to study in Dundee he initially focused on portraits and figure compositions he says-

"For some time my work had involved using a figure within voids of empty space. I was fascinated by the delicate relationship that exists between figure and space; too much of the dark void and the figure is engulfed; too much focus on the figure and the presence of the space is forgotten. I loved the intimacy, and the intensity, which could be created through the use of a single face or solitary figure, theatrically lit, embraced in a velvety darkness that surrounds".

In his final year (1997) he had a sell out degree show as well as winning the prestigious John Kinross scholarship, allowing him to study in Florence for several months as well as giving him the opportunity to travel throug... [more]

Robert Macmillan Light Half Hidden

Robert Macmillan

Light Half Hidden

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Robert Macmillan Sunlit Threaded Valley (Lunan Bay)

Robert Macmillan

Sunlit Threaded Valley (Lunan Bay)

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Robert Macmillan The Gathering Place

Robert Macmillan

The Gathering Place

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Robert Macmillan Where the Light Seems Brightest

Robert Macmillan

Where the Light Seems Brightest

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