© National Gallery of Ireland
Nick Miller, English, b.1962
Title: From Cogan's Shed
Date: 2004
Medium: Oil on linen
183 x 214 cm
Signed: lower right: NICK MILLER 2004
Credit Line: Purchased, 2018
Object Number: NGI.2018.31
DescriptionHaving moved to Ireland from England in 1984, Miller has lived in Sligo since 1992. He is intimately familar with the landscape and topography of the north-west, and vigorous in recording it in oils. Instinctive and impulsive, Miller prefers to work directly from the motif, a practice that lends his work a striking immediacy. With the asistance of his long-time friend, neighbour and fellow artist Barrie Cooke, Miller acquired a 13-foot box truck in 1997, which served as a mobile studio. Old and slow, it had a very small range, and the subjects Miller painted from it , framed by the rear loading door, fell within a range of about 15 miles of his home. Over time, he began to allow the studio environmnet to encroach upon the picture plane, with the result that his landscapes, From Cogan's Shed among them, frequently featured frames within painting.
ProvenanceArtist's collection.