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Monday, 16 February 2015

Lisa Milroy - On the Pleasure of Painting

We were fortunate enough to be able to hear Lisa Milroy RA talking at the museum on Monday 2nd of February at 6.30pm;  known for her paintings of everyday objects and locations, her talk was very well attended ‘Small objects’, which features in the current exhibition, shows her unique take on still-life painting, and is seen here:

I made notes during the talk, but 2 weeks on, unfortunately they appear disjointed. Lisa talked a lot about William Haslett and has been much influenced by his writings. She works from a mental image, and is passionate about her work, at one time completing a piece of art every day.
She is also  Head of Graduate Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art.
I took a photo of a piece of work she had on the screen which depicts dresses on a dress material background entitled 'Party of One'
I was a bit late on the crowd photos as well, here Lisa can be seen with her laptop:

And below and little later:

And off home:
I thoroughly enjoyed hearing Lisa talk, and the very fine question and answer session afterwards. It's well worth looking to see what talks are being held because they're too good to miss at the  moment.

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