Lyme Regis, Dorset – Houses and Jetty – Watercolour Coastal Landscape Painting by Staines on Thames Artist John Hart Mills
Artist: John Hart Mills
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Estate of Late John Hart Mills
Staines on Thames
Watercolours, Oils - Landscapes, Seascapes and Portraiture
About The Artist
John Hart Mills (1936-2019) grew up in London. On completing school, he entered the book trade, studying art part-time at London’s City and Guilds Art School, where his tutors included the sculptor Reg Butler. His interest in music led him to attend the London College of Music, where one of his composition teachers was William Lloyd Webber.
His job as an international sales representative never prevented him from following his twin interests of painting and composing. His interest in oil painting manifested itself early on, especially in portraiture. His marriage to a Norwegian saw him making frequent visits to Norway, where he painted a series of watercolours that featured the natural beauty of the hills, lakes and coastal inlets to be found around Sandefjord in south Norway.
John's watercolour paintings include landscapes closer to home, as well portraits and figures.
Examples of his lyrical piano music can be found on You Tube.