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The William Mowat-Thomson Collection



Sold for £1,600

Condition report

Condition is very good overall, with no visible signs of restoration, damage, or known issues. Picture is an oil on canvas. Picture may benefit from a light surface clean.


Oil on canvas, signed ‘Brent’ lower right,
197cm x 131cm
Brent Miller was born in in Edinburgh in 1950. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art (1968-72) under the guidance of Sir Robin Philipson and Dame Elizabeth Blackadder. After his undergraduate degree, he attended the summer school at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, before gaining a scholarship to undertake a postgraduate degree in Amsterdam. During this time Brent also travelled to Berlin where he experienced the city's lively artistic community. Brent went on to spend 17 years teaching in schools in London before returning to Edinburgh in 1992 to focus soley on his artistic practice.

Brent creates dreamlike compositions where observation and imagination blur harmoniously. Birds and fish are a unifying theme in his practice, emerging as a symbolic link between music and nature. With a complex palette, the artist layers and re-works his compositions, contrasting areas of chaos with patches of calm.His practice extends into both print and drawing but relies on paint as his medium of choice. Brent has forged his own path to become a respected and sought after figure in the Edinburgh art scene.
Provenance: The William Mowat-Thomson Collection

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