GALLERY EXHIBITION JUNE 9 – JULY 14, 2018
WILL MILLAR – Scenes from my Irish Roving
In Scenes from my Irish Roving, Will Millar, as the former leader of The Irish Rovers has now returned to his first creative love of Painting. In this he is a voyager into the Ireland of his youth, portraying the country in the 1950’s. Before glass supermarkets and traffic jams clogged up small villages. Before, as he puts it, “Ireland rushed into the Euro world like a Celtic tiger” Over the years, Millar nurtured and developed his special talent into a style that evolved uninfluenced and unencumbered.
In truth, his unique style owes much to the fact that his art college was in the Irish countryside. His emotionally charged portraits of pubs and bucolic scenes depict an era that has vanished in Ireland. The artworks in “Scenes from my Irish Roving” are paintings of a bygone era: plough horses, steam trains, hay-raking by hand, gypsy caravans and tinkers (the original Irish Rovers), old girls in their Sunday-best hats playing cards in a pub, the men with their cloth caps and pipes, horse fairs and farmers’ markets, old storytellers and donkeys on the beach, jigs and reels and shepherds with their dogs. All his cherished memories come
lovingly to life on his canvas.
Will Millar will be performing live at the Opening Reception
Saturday, June 9th from 1-3 pm.
Everyone is welcome