Vickie McMillan, “Herd of Elephants,” acrylic on board, 40 x 36 in. (c) Vickie McMillan 2016

Posted: Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:27PM

Andrew Webster Reporting

Renowned wildlife conservation artist Vickie McMillan is overjoyed to mount 35 original paintings at this Texas museum.
Lovers of wildlife and exquisite art will want to soon visit Port Arthur’s Art Museum of the Gulf Coast in Texas, featuring 35 original paintings by Vickie McMillan. Visitors have until January 14 to catch a glimpse.

Vickie McMillan, “Spotted!,” acrylic on board, 36 x 24 in. (c) Vickie McMillan 2016

McMillan’s aesthetic is particularly noteworthy. Often juxtaposing tightly rendered animals against more abstracted and expressive backgrounds, the paintings offer viewers a wide range of aesthetic interpretation. The museum writes, “Artists Vicki McMillan of the Woodlands (featured in 2014’s prestigious Birds in Art) and local artist and Lamar State College Port Arthur art professor Albert Faggard will share the stage in a celebration of fur, feathers, and scales with a special focus on environmental issues affecting the creatures we share our world with. As part of this exhibition, the Museum will host the 2nd Annual Children’s Art Competition — with a theme of (you guessed it!) wild animals. Vickie McMillan will be giving a gallery talk at 2:30 on October 8th to be followed by a reception for Museum Members and Special Guests.”
To learn more, visit the Art Museum of the Gulf Coast.
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Andrew Webster
Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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