Artist David Miller Paradise Beach and Window to Paradise Collection
Few contemporary artists both epitomize and transcend their artistic command of an established genre David Miller, is such an artist. A world class seascape artist, David Miller is a talent whose approach to this important subject matter is as elegant and fresh as the scenes he paints. His stunning and distinctive images are widely respected in contemporary art circles, and highly collected through his superior quality hand enhanced prints which reproduce his artwork with breathtaking accuracy.
In the summer of 2005 artist David Miller painted "Window to Paradise" the first in his window series. Artist David Miller's window collection is a unique body of work depicting different views looking out an open window. Artist David Miller's window pieces appear three dimensional when hung on a wall. Richly colored shutters appear to angle away from the window frame. Shadows painted on the window frame and shutters give an illusion of light coming from inside the painting, masterfully drawing us into its center. Palm trees create shadows on the beach which merge with wet sand snaking along the water's edge. The ocean withdrawing from the beach brings with it foam that leaves patterns floating on top of the water hiding the sand beneath. A turquoise wave extends across the painting, its edge glistening in the bright sunlight. As the wave breaks its translucent waters focus the colors of the sunset. The sharp edge of the horizon defines the colors of the sunset from the ocean beneath. The composition and complementary colors make a spectacular piece of art that will enhance any wall.
David Miller's Paradise Beach window collection sets him apart from all other artists with its uniqueness. The shape is defined by the custom-made stretcher.
This canvas hangs flat on the wall like most conventional paintings. It is hand-stretched around custombuilt wooden stretchers that are identical in contour and shape to the illustration itself, thus giving us an extraordinary realistic feel. Each window is a limited edition, hand enhanced, giclee on canvas hand signed and numbered by David Miller.
David's talent as a colorist is exceptional too. Certified for open water scuba, David has spent many hours diving in the beautiful waters of the Hawaiian Islands, Jamaica, California, and Mexico. Virtually all of his creations depict an aspect of the natural world. Along with his window to Paradise paintings, David is known for his brilliantly colored tropical fish, sea turtles, and most of all his dolphins and whales frolicking just below the surface of the deep, clean blue ocean in his "above and below" pieces. His extraordinary palette of colors is at once exotic, yet realistic of the habitat he paints. His eye-catching effects of color and light extol the artist's sense of tranquility, amazement and reverence he feels towards his subject matter. We can immerse ourselves in his artistic vision of the hidden frontier --- the undersea world of shipwrecks and marine life, and his above the water scenes of lighthouses and tropical waterfalls.
David Miller is also influential to famous artists in other genres. David's painting "Crimson Tide" was an inspiration for Author Stephen King's latest novel "Duma Key" about an artist living in Florida trying to paint the perfect seascape. Mr. King asked David to create a new original painting of similar light and color to add to his own personal collection.