Featured Artist – Ben Miller with Dutch Rogue Cove
Stop by the library in October and November to see Ben Miller’s works. An Artist Reception and Open House will be held November 2 from 12:00-2:00PM.
A few notes about the work and the show by the artist:
The streams of Montana and the Pacific Northwest have flowed through centuries of civilizations and survival for people down the mountains in a multitude of varying watersheds and ranges. Fly fishing culture has been adopted as a form of capturing the wild trout that harbor those waters. I create paintings of rivers using a fly rod as a means of applying the paint to a clear poly carbon surface. A river or body of water is nothing more than a moving palette of color that would have been experienced centuries ago. The fly rod allows the paint to be applied with the same movement and meditation that a stream as well as the action the fly rod can provide. During the winter months when it is too cold to paint outside a trout is painted in a series of resin layers to create depth to the painting and more relevant to an understanding about the movement under the water being a flowing stream.