"Our Diana Miller painting is exquisite and is an investment we will always treasure."
Jeanine Forcioli, Bendigo, Victoria
I have been painting and making art for 12 years and currently work from my studio in Newrybar in the Byron Bay hinterland, northern NSW, Australia. My paintings are currently sold at homewares stores, Fenton & Fenton in Melbourne, Summer and Salt in Peregian Beach, Qld and in Pack Gallery in Bangalow, NSW. I sell my art prints through my online store and on The Block Shop online. Follow me on Instagram @dianamillerartist
The act of painting, the complexity of abstraction and the sensuality of colour are what interest me.
I gather and stores visual information as subconscious data, referencing landscape, found objects, shape and texture. I document the world around me through colour and personal experience. My emotional landscape is intrinsically entwined into the work I make. I am currently exploring the contrasts between our inner and outer worlds – the spiritual and emotional versus the physical.
My art-making is an intuitive process, guided by hours of play and experimentation in my studio, through drawing, collage, and construction. I enjoy the immediacy of acrylics and work quickly and spontaneously, trying to prevent my analytical brain from taking over. Trusting my instincts is essential. I have no interest in figuration, representing or recreating, but in developing my own language in abstraction.
I am currently building my painting vocabulary to play, push and pull my practise and to challenge the limitations of mediums – to wrestle with paint and other materials such as paper, wood and found objects from which I reinterpret new forms. I take interest in the intervals between shapes and spaces and how these operate in painting, and how colour, texture and form reciprocate. Through the process of merging, moving, expanding and removing forms take on new meaning and morph into new visual resolutions.
My work brings together elements both physical and intangible.