Homes & Interiors Scotland March 2006

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Known for her figurative work, Catriona Millar is already creating a stir on the Scottish art scene. Last year, her Aberdeen degree show sold out, with many hailing her as the highlight of the exhibition. Working predominantly in oils. Millar has a bold, vibrant style: she manages to capture the energy of her subjects using a heavy, almost textured approach. Studying human interaction, Millar builds layers of colour to create shape and pattern in her canvases. Last year marked the end of Millar’s course at Gray’s and the start of a succession of exhibitions at venues, including the Royal Scottish Academy. A part-time art tutor at Udny Green, 50-year-old Millar opted to raise her family before turning to art. From her garden studio in Aberdeenshire she has just completed a commission for Robert Gordon University highlighting the issue of testicular cancer. Her paintings range in price from £625 to £1200.