Stuart McAlpine Miller | Estelle Lovatt in Art of England

In this month’s issue of Art of England magazine – check out page 37 for art critic Estelle Lovatt’s reasons for investing in Stuart McAlpine Miller.

Art of England - Stuart McAlpine Miller is named as 'the' artist to invest in by art critic Estelle Lovatt in the latest issue of Art of England magazine

Art of England – Stuart McAlpine Miller is named as ‘the’ artist to invest in by art critic Estelle Lovatt in the latest issue of Art of England magazine

Stuart is currently busy painting for his début Mayfair exhibition with Castle Galleries in September.  We’ve seen Stuart take inspiration from children’s comic book characters, including The Beano, Popeye and Catwoman and are really looking forward to seeing everything in one place.

For more information on what he’s working on right now contact us at the gallery.  Although the exhibition is still some time away, we are already taking enquiries for those who would like to attend, so please send us an email with your contact details and we will get in touch with you to discuss further.

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A Time for Reflection | Stuart MCALPINE MILLER at The Savoy

Congratulations to Stuart McAlpine Miller, whose artist-in-residence collection was unveiled at the very glamorous Savoy hotel in London this week.

McAlpine Miller delved into the famous hotel’s history to create the collection, called A Time for Reflection, which is made up of eight stunning portraits of famous guests, including Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra.

Kiaran MacDonald, managing director of The Savoy, explains how choosing appropriate subjects for the artworks was an immense challenge,  “but in the end we only had to look to the rich history of The Savoy which continually inspires and excites everyone who both visits and works at the hotel.  We are incredibly proud of this collection of paintings by McAlpine Miller.  They are now themselves a chapter in The Savoy’s story and we are sure they will delight guests for years to come.”

The above pieces are titled: Frank Sinatra, Man About Town and Ava Gardner, A Desirable Proposition.

Stuart MCALPINEMILLER

Stuart MCALPINEMILLER

“Take a look, now take a closer look”

McAlpine Miller

Artica Gallery on South Molton Street is proud to announce the debut signed limited edition collections by The Savoy’s latest Artist in Residence, Stuart MCALPINEMILLER.

McAlpine Miller sold his first work for £24 and until last year the highest price for one of his paintings was £7,000. Now he has been chosen from more than one thousand applicants to take up the prestigious Artist In Residence for The Savoy.

As a child, McAlpine Miller absorbed comic books, like The Beezer Topper and The Dandy, which later became a key influence for his works. He warmed to their simplicity, naivety and found them symbolic of what he believed to be a golden era; a time where values were more grounded, well-meaning and altruistic.  Contrastingly, modern society has chosen the supermodel, fashion and appearance as icons of success. McAlpine Miller uses this figure to represent how our aspirations for unachievable perfection and an obsession with glamour and sexuality, have been encouraged to take precedence over innocence, family and hard work.  So it is the supermodel that forces her way to the forefront of the canvas, pushing the comic book scenes into a muted backdrop (And tellingly, he paints these as the circulation of long standing comic books like the Dandy and Beano drop). 

Estelle Lovatt, art critic for BBC Radio 2’s Art Show, has said of McAlpine Miller “Of the most outstanding beauty in the art world today, his is the new art to be collected for investment and aesthetics for tomorrow. No-one else paints like him.”