Author Archives: Trevor Mill

About Trevor Mill

This is my work. Art & Design. The fruits of my labour. Commissions / projects welcome.

Life drawing. When I open my eyes.

When I open my eyes. Acrylic on prepared board. 50 x 40 cm.I’ve been thinking of Cha├»m Soutine recently and his exciting way with paint. It would be good to get that intensity and life into my work.To start this … Continue reading

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Life drawing. When I close my eyes.

When I close my eyes. Acrylic on prepared wood. 90 x 90cm.The colour range and composition was really thought about on this one. There was going to be a cat in the bottom right. The eyes were closed at the … Continue reading

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Life drawing: Bronzino Night.

A in the manner of Bronzino. Acrylic and pencil on MDF. 40x50cm.Bronzino is one of my favourite painters. A master of flattery, technique, composition and colour. Less Gravitas, more fun than some other painters of the time, with less religious … Continue reading

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Octavian in Pompeian red

Octavian in Pompeian red. Acrylic on wood with big wooden frame. Painted with a very restricted palette on a Pompeian red ground. I used glazing medium a lot on this. There’s an odd stylisation on this which made another artist … Continue reading

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Symphony of burgundy.

Symphony of Burgundy. Acrylic and pencil on board. 30 x40cm.Painted with a fan brush and a very limited colour palette of red and browns. There’s a tiny bit of blue as well… I let the wood show through. Made in … Continue reading

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INTERPLAY: A Group Exhibition

I am part of an artist’s group called the East Finchley Open Artists. We are having an exhibition at the wonderful Hornsey Library in beautiful Crouch End (according to a paper, the best place to live in London). I designed … Continue reading

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Self portrait 2023 (Winter)

Self Portrait (Winter). Oil on wood panel. 60 x 90cm.This painting was created to enter a portrait competition, after being asked to apply by a researcher. Self portraits are a tough call, you are are invariably going to look rather … Continue reading

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Mackerel!

Mackerel and lemons for S. Acrylic on MDF. A3.This was painted live. There was a great moment when a spot of blood came of of the upper fish. Still need to eat the fish from the freezer. A very pleasant … Continue reading

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My Son’s birthday portrait.

A Portrait 2023. Acrylic over glitter on gesso on MDF. Around A5.Painted in an evening.

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Imagined Portrait on Red

Imagined Portrait on Red. Acrylic and pencil on MDF board. 50 x 40cm.Originally made at a life class tutored by the fantastic John Close. This painting was constantly tinkered with. as you can see below. Eventually I used a John … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Silver

Dreaming of Silver. Acrylic and pastels over prepared board with glitter. 40 x 50cm.There’s something fun about fighting with a painting surface; glitter does not like to be worked on! Another portrait with a hot red background, another painting with … Continue reading

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Red thoughts.

Red thoughts. Acrylic and pencil over prepared board. 40 x 50cm.As I now have short salt and pepper beard and hair, people automatically think it is a self portrait. Which is interesting. The painting was created in a hour at … Continue reading

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The Disappointed.

The Disappointed. Oil on prepared wood. 30 x 60 cm.The model looked a little unhappy, which I amplified and skewed. When someone said she looked a little like an absinthe drinker, I thought to add a hazy still life in … Continue reading

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An advert for my portrait work.

I design a quarterly magazine and they had a page to fill, So…

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Red Portrait

Red portrait. Acrylic, glazing medium and pencil on board. 40 x 50cm.1 hour in front of the model, 20 minutes at home. The model had a small but powerful pink light on his face. This was fascinating to paint. I … Continue reading

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Composition in Green, Yellow and Red.

Green, Yellow and Red. Still life on a table tennis table. Oil and oil pastels on mdf.This was created as I was teaching art in my studio. I could be distracted by creating this and still be in the room … Continue reading

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More finished sketches.

Skull for PV. Pencils and wash on board. Just under A4.A good friend of mine collects skulls that I draw. This was in payment for a gig ticket to the magnificent Suede at Camden’s Electric Ballroom. The drawing was finished … Continue reading

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Why I spend my Friday nights life drawing

Thought I’d spread the word.

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Sketchbook pages

These sketches are mainly from my little A5 notebook, which is filled with graphic notes. I have it on me most of the time. As you can see, it comes in handy when waiting. I’ve been to Madrid, Radio 4 … Continue reading

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The view from the interior

The view from the interior. Acrylics and oil on canvas. 30 x 50cm. May 2021 – November 2022.This painting took a very long time to complete, with a lot of changes. A scene in a stylised manner, with a sense … Continue reading

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