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Amelia Mills in the studio

Amelia Mills is an abstract artist who lives and works on the North Norfolk Coast of England. Having grown up with the sea on her doorstep and a deep appreciation of the environment around her, this is naturally her biggest influence. Being largely self-taught she has spent many years experimenting with different techniques and developing her painting style into what you see today.  After a period of travel throughout Australia and New Zealand she has now returned home to pursue her love of painting full-time.

About My Art

I tend to view the natural world through an abstract filter; admiring the larger landscape but focusing more on the beauty of colours, textures, and patterns that catch my eye. I am endlessly fascinated by the organic shapes found in nature, whether microscopic complexities or wider aerial views. The latest influence for my current body of work is the Sea with it's ever-changing and contrasting nature.

These influences are absorbed and when I'm in the studio I allow myself to become a sort of conduit between the world around me and the canvas below. Pouring paint and resin freely and spontaneously, mimicking the energy and flow of water, and reacting to the different colours and shapes as they appear before me. I love the feeling of bringing something into the world that didn't exist yesterday.

Behind each painting is a detailed thought process which gives me a general idea of how the finished work will look. However, I try not to impose limitations, allowing spontaneity and creativity to flourish. I enjoy having an element of chance when I'm working, it allows a painting to evolve organically throughout the process.

In the studio I like to turn the music up, be in the moment and let go of my mind's distractions, thinking only of the subject matter and the pouring of paint. Like this, painting becomes a form of meditation, with each piece of art encapsulating the energy and feeling I experienced during the process. As such, each painting is truly unique and cannot be replicated.

My style and method of working is continually progressing, which I find fulfilling and exciting! Ultimately, my art will always be my personal interpretation of the astonishingly beautiful planet that we inhabit, and my hope is that it can encourage others' appreciation and love of the natural world.

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