Past Awards 2020/21

Jeff McMillan

Abbey Fellow 2020/21

My practice is very much about being open to circumstance and is becoming increasingly permeated with a sense of ‘place’. I have developed a practice of making small paintings with watercolours on paper found in local stationers or flea markets. A found object from that place is folded or wrapped in paper as a planar device to delineate colour and shape. Once an object is completely painted, I unwrap and flatten it to reveal its surface and form.


Artist's Studio, March 2019


Travel Painting, 2019, 25 x 19 cm, Watercolour on found paper (Norfolk Flint)


Biblio (Hi-Lo), 2018, 65 x 48.5 cm Oil, ink on rice paper