Smith Galleries is featuring the art of John and Elli Milan as part of a special exhibition at the gallery. See slide show of entire exhibition.
Pictured at left is a mixed media painting on heavy black archival paper. The image is 12" x 24" and paper is 22" x 30". See larger view.
The Milan's credit their success as artists to their, "love of Life and Faith in God." Through their paintings the artists invite people to look deeper and smile as they enjoy what art brings to their life. John says, "My faith in God is my strength. He's inspired and directed me in my work since childhood." Elli says, "sharing the creative process allows us to grow together in our relationship and our faith." Woven into the fabric of their abstract compositions are hints of narrative, mysterious little stories with whimsical imagery that reflect their positive outlook on life.
The Milans create their paintings together. Through years of studying and creating art they have developed many innovative techniques, the most significant of which is the ability to work together in a creative spirit. Although John and Elli are both accomplished artists in their own right their collaboration brings out a side of their work that nether could reach on their own.
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