July 18, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Ina Millman (Born 1953)
Ina Millman - Sunrise Seascape
Ina Millman - Sunrise on the Beach (oil)
Ina Millman - Ocean Movement
Ina Millman - Stormy Clarens Countryside
Ina Millman - Glorious Clarens
Ina Millman - View From My Studio
Ina Millman - Roadside Flowers
Ina Millman - Late Afternoon Tree
Ina Millman - Lone Fisherman
Ina Millman Autumn Near - Sunnyside, Clarens
Ina Millman - Autumn Tree
Ina Millman - Palm Beach
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Feature Artist Bio
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the second of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by South African
landscape painter Ina Millman (born 1953 in Johannesburg, South Africa).
Ina Millman is a South African artist and art teacher, who lives next to the Klipriversberg nature reserve, south of Johannesburg. She travels all over South Africa to teach art courses and to share her knowledge with up-and-coming artists...
Equally comfortable painting in watercolours, oils, acrylics or mixed media, her work is diverse and reflects her warmth and enthusiasm. Ina is inspired by nature and loves to paint from life. She paints the South African landscape, people, portraits, wildlife, flowers and seascapes. Ina loves to capture the way light falls on any subject.
Ina earned a BA degree at the University of Potchefstroom. She had always wanted to be an artist and started drawing at a very young age. However, her practical, engineer father advised her not to study "airy fairy" art. Whilst studying psychology and languages at university, she attended extra mural courses in landscape and portrait painting, and modelled for the art students when they painted portraits, in order to learn about art. After university Ina approached a number of South African artists whom she admired, and asked them to teach her. They all obliged. She also attended every possible weekend course. She then studied art at the Johannesburg College of Adult Education under tutors such as Glynnis Jepp and Dorothy Momberg.
In the early 1980s Ina won a number of awards at the Walkerville Show for her paintings and pottery. She also had work accepted into the juried exhibition of miniatures in Toronto, Canada at the Del Bello Gallery. Over the years she had many works accepted at juried shows for The Watercolour Society of South Africa, and the Brush and Chisel Club. At the Art South Africa exhibitions in Norscot Manor, she achieved highly-commended certificates, which indicated marks higher than 80 percent.
In 2010 Ina was one of the award winners for an exhibition at The Art Place depicting life in South Africa. In 2015 she came third in the Online Art competition in South Africa.
ARTIST'S OFFICIAL BIO (see above)
“Painting is a creative expression of my inner soul. It is healing, energizing, awe-inspiring and humbling, and teaches me to be in the "NOW". I am so consumed with my painting that I am unable to worry about mundane things. Painting connects me to Nature, God, and the collective subconscious.
I love what I do, and am passionate about my work. I feel supremely blessed to be able to paint. Painting is therapeutic. It becomes easier to listen to your soul when you shut out the constant chatter of your mind, your left brain. Paulo Coelho said: "The reward of our work is not what we get, but what we become"