Rob Miller Art Commissions



This one metre Square, oil painting, commission featured here is a favourite Lancashire Scene. The 'Loud Valley looking from Longridge Fell across to the Trough of Bowland. As a Lancashire Artist and Blackburn Rambler I can tell you that its a view that I loved painting.


Its a spacious view much loved by many others and especially by one particular family some of whom now live  and work in  Hampshire and commute daily to London.  


The colours of this warm autumn Lancashire landscape, Chipping village and local farms  shadowed under moving clouds or bright sun light make the view a lived memory of walks enjoyed. For me this wholeheartedly embraces  the essence of my work.


I really wanted all the family who live in a lovely contemporay Hampshire home to experience the best of a Lancshire country hill walk.


Its the pleasure they took in developing this narrative and owning both the artwork and the process which makes painting this  commission for them very much a sharred enjoyable process.

My Landscape and seascape paintings are about life and about a sense of place. On this page I try and explain the painting process.

“A good painting keeps a moment from running away.”

Rob Miller

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I try to present a painted version of the landscape or coastline stripped down to its essential parts. I make an attempt to visualise the relationship between human habitation or marks on the land and the geography of a place. I know that this geography, the rocks, earth sky and water is constantly changing and being changed and I want my paintings to display this movement. I believe the Northern landscape is breathtaking. I want to share my sense of awe  that I feel in nature with others.


I tend to paint more in oils than other mediums but Im quite happy working with any or all. Each medium has its own organic action that create nuances making the surface of the painting visually more  interesting. I try to allow these if I like them in my finished work. For me they reflect the organic process of the land and sea. Its this interest in two things the scene and the painted surface that  balances my work between  representation and abstraction.


I was born in the Ribble Valley Lancashire and I've had a passion and flair for drawing and painting since my  first oil painting at the age of seven.  I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. and have spent my life developing opportunities for many young people from England’s inner cities to develop their own creative skills.

Lancashires Loud Valley Oil on Canvas 1 metre square