Past Awards 2018

Jeff McMillan

Abbey Fellow 2018

I have been in the habit of making small paintings while travelling - working on paper found in local stationers or flea markets. These watercolours have become increasingly satisfying and important starting points for new works in the studio or larger paintings on linen. Works made in Portugal over the last two summers were made by wrapping found objects such as stones or matchboxes bought in the local tobacco shops. These have lead to a larger, more formal series of works called Biblio, where ink, and sometimes oil paint is applied to a set of books which have been wrapped in paper and ultimately unfolded.


Dark Star 2015


Biblio series 2017-18


Portuguese stones 2017


Past Awards: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018