has been commissioned to create a series of paintings inspired by the Harry Potter books and films. The series will feature paintings of characters such as Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Bellatrix Lestrange. The paintings in the series draw not only on the imagery from the film series, but also on previous interpretations of the characters across publishing and explore the themes at work in the stories.
Stuart McAlpine Miller said "As an artist, the opportunity is to understand and visualise the iconic characters from within the Harry Potter series to a new and existing audience. The challenge is to capture the feeling of magic, wonder, good and evil whilst representing complex characters and twists in the narrative."
Once the series is completed the paintings will go on public display in 2017.
McAlpine Miller graduated with a BA(Hons) in painting and drawing at Glasgow School of Art and has been exhibited widely throughout the UK, USA, Italy and France. Using subtle tones, McAlpine Miller creates the illusion of transparencies within his works with one narrative disappearing, as if by magic, into another evoking fading memories, the drama of the present and hopes for the future.
To celebrate Pele's 75th birthday the "Art, Life, Football" exhibition is launching at the Halcyon Gallery. A variety of artwork will pay tribute to a true sporting legendGQ Interview
Article published today in The Art of England Magazine discussing invest able art. McAlpine Miller featured artist by Art Critic Estelle Lovatt
An interview with McAlpine Miller on his recently published series of works "EYE Cons"View Publication/Link
Article appearing in The Edinburgh Reporter featuring McAlpine Miller's new exhibition of Limited Edition works.
The works are exhibited nationwide until Sunday, 9 March 2014. Visit Castle Galleries to find one near you
McAlpine Miller features in the Autumn 2013 Edition of the Fine Art Collector. Read the full article attached, including an interview with the artist.
His current exhibition "Altered Images" can be viewed at Castle Fine Art, Bruton Street, until 20 October.
Pelé as you've never seen him before.
To celebrate Pelé's 75th birthday the "Art, Life, Football" exhibition is launching at the Halcyon Gallery. A variety of artwork will pay tribute to a true sporting legend. McAlpine Miller, former artist-in-residence at The Savoy Hotel, is among the contributors.Pele
Q. In his first exhibition stateside, what do you feel McAlpine Miller has to offer the US art scene?
I think McAlpine Miller has a great deal to offer the US art scene. He is unique, the paintings are explosive, loud, yet at the time very refined; a symmetry between pop-art and fine art that is rarely seen. He brings a unique perspective to the art world. His work is complete and his style is very bold, both of which are refreshing for anyone viewing his art in the gallery. And last but not least, anything British is well received in the US and brings an underlining sense of sophistication with it.
Q. What are your thoughts on McAlpine Miller’s acknowledged social commentary, as conveyed through his choice of subject matter?
I think it’s visionary - a brilliant way of introducing his own commentary. By creating a painting that clearly demonstrates what the artist is trying to represent, McAlpine Miller doesn’t confuse the viewer or produce work that is intentionally ambiguous. It’s obvious enough that one can decipher the message behind the art, but subtle enough that it doesn’t intrude on the experience of viewing each piece. Visitors to the gallery have commented that they appreciate the fine balance he strikes by enabling them to understand his message without sacrificing the artistic skill behind it. I think he is incredibly talented to achieve this sort of equilibrium between the social commentary, the creativity, and the skill level behind the work he creates.
Q. How does McAlpine Miller fit into your gallery’s portfolio?
McAlpine Miller is a perfect fit for the style of our gallery. We gravitate towards artists whose works are very distinct, meaning that they stand well on their own, but equally amalgamate beautifully to form an eclectically curated collection. We intentionally seek artists whose sense of style is matched only by their skill in bringing that very style to life. The multi-layering of McAlpine Miller’s work, the fine lines, the knowledge, the process and the vision, make it incredibly exciting. Our gallery portfolio features many artists who are doing highly original and unique things in the context of what is being featured throughout the art scene currently.
Q. If you had to draw comparisons between McAlpine Miller and any other artist(s), whom would you choose?
If I had to draw a comparison between McAlpine Miller and an artist in our collection, I would say that he is most similar to RETNA. Even though their works are aesthetically very different, both artists have a certain unquestionable appeal. Sometimes viewers are left wondering how the artists achieve this, but that is exactly the reason why people are drawn to their pieces. Both artists have something to say and represent, and do so successfully through their work. Then I would like to draw a comparison to Liu Bolin, who is known for his photography in which he can be found hiding within the composition, camouflaged with paint. Whilst perhaps only symbolically, I do get the sense that McAlpine Miller is also very present in the soul of his paintings.
Q. Which pieces from this collection speak loudest to you, and why?
I particularly enjoy the piece ‘The Right to Remain Silent’. There is something oddly intriguing about the dragonfly on the girl’s mouth; a fragile creature exerting dominance. This is a wonderful example of the ways that McAlpine Miller is able to get his point of view across to the audience. I also enjoy how the background of the piece allows room for interpretation, but ultimately the viewer is left in no doubt as to the meaning of the piece through McAlpine Miller’s use of symbolism. It’s a hint of what is unexpected, but it
works to create something meaningful.
Q. Where does McAlpine Miller’s work sit in the context of today’s contemporary art scene?
It would be hard to say that his work is doing something “new” in the contemporary art scene, because it’s constantly evolving and everything seems to be “new,” but that is exactly what he is doing. He is defining himself in a time where it can be hard to define things, but this is what I think makes him stand out as an artist and what is important to the growth of his work.
Q. What do you see McAlpine Miller having the potential to achieve in the future as an artist?
I think he has the potential to grow exponentially, and that his determination to create something outside of the bounds of established artistic practice will take him to new places and ultimately help him to accomplish the goals that he as an artist sets out to achieve.
McAlpine Miller's latest collection of paintings 'A Time for Reflection' for The Savoy Hotel, were unveiled on Tuesday, 10 November. Article featured in The Telegraph.
Please take a look at the attached clip from the BBC news where McAlpine Miller is mentioned during a discussion with
Art Critic Estelle Lovatt regarding
the recent Picasso sale.
This article will be published in Vogue out 8 December 2014
"MCALPINE MILLER is one of the best artists of our time, painting about our time, in the best way I have seen. This is how he is changing the course of Art History - much in the same way that Da Vinci, Monet and Picasso did. The art of tomorrow starts here.” Estelle Lovatt, Art Critic.
Exhibition – 5 December 2014, Castle Fine Art, 24 Bruton Street, Mayfair W1J 6QQ.
Listen to Art Critic, Estelle Lovatt pre-viewing McAlpine Miller’s forthcoming "MIRROR MIRROR" exhibition on BBC Radio London, Robert Elms show, today.
The Art Slot starts - FF 35:02, and at 41:27 is McAlpine Miller: MIRROR MIRROR
Article from Scotland's leading newspaper The Sunday Mail discussing McAlpine Miller's recent New York Exhibition
The Savoy unveils 'A Time For Reflection' a new collection of works by McAlpine Miller inspired by the hotel and some of its iconic guests. The paintings will hang after an exclusive unveiling on 13 November in the Hotel's iconic Thames Foyer.
McAlpine Miller was recently interviewed for The Telegraph. Please take a look at the article below discussing his recent residency at The Savoy Hotel, London.
This has been a successful year in the development of McAlpine Miller's current works. To date his career has continued to grow and develop, mostly preferring to work outside the realms of the art establishment, though he has successfully exhibited with notable galleries throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. It is only now that he feels truly represented by his paintings and it is now that he is being revealed as an original and thought provoking Artist.VIEW ARTICLE
Collaborative t-shirt with Lulu & Co is the Fashion Editors Star Buy in London Evening Standard / Metro last week.
McAlpine Miller is the cover artist for the acclaimed magazine Art Business Today.
Estelle Lovatt writes "McAlpine Miller is one of the best artists of our time, painting about our time, in the best way I've seen. This is how he is changing the course of art history - much in the same way that Da Vinci, Monet and Picasso did. The art of tomorrow starts here..."
An article in The Art of England previewing McAlpine Miller's latest sell-out collection of 4 paintings published through renowned Art Publisher Washington Green.
McAlpine Miller 'Fearless' at The Ivy.
McAlpine Miller was chosen as one of seven contributors to create a front cover for exclusive style magazine Luxure. The Magazine provides an assured and aspirational guide to the ultimate in the latest culture of luxury; from fashion to the arts, travel to interiors.VIEW PUBLICATION
McAlpine Millers interviewed by the Fine Art Collector for his first series of published works "Leader of the Pack"
"These paintings concentrate and focus on the fading of one idea into another with distorted images and abstracted thoughts. Based on the notion that we live in a throw away world each painting both suggests and questions the importance of certain celebrated things. Celebrity, Fame, Money and Greed feature as important issues for each of us". - Stuart McAlpine Miller.
Please see recent article in exclusive Muse Magazine featuring McAlpine Miller's works. There paintings are all held by a private collector.
The Mercedes Benz Club has recently celebrated it's 60th anniversary. Please see link below for an article discussing The Art of Collecting, featuring McAlpine Miller.VIEW PUBLICATION
An article featuring McAlpine Millers work's from the successful Hong Kong Exhibition with SOTA Gallery
McAlpine Miller's works feature in James Caan's The Market, investor magazine in an article discussing investing in Art.VIEW PUBLICATION
Following the success of McAlpine Miller's solo exhibition at Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, the following articles were published in the Art of England Magazine and The American. He also featured on Claudia Winkleman's BBC Radio 2 The Arts programme.THE AMERICAN