Award-winning Spokane watercolor artist Stan Miller hasn’t had too many solo shows in his hometown, but a rare opportunity to view his artistic repertoire is happening this month. Throughout July, Miller’s paintings are on display at Barrister Winery downtown, with an opening reception during July’s First Friday events. After profiling Miller for the Inlander last fall, which offered a behind-the-scenes tour of his home studio and gallery, I can say that seeing his incredibly lifelike, highly detailed work up close and in person is a can’t-miss. Miller has been working as a professional artist since 1973, and has spent a bulk of that time mentoring the next generation of watercolor artists in the area. His medium of choice is watercolor paint that comes in a tube form, more akin to oil paint. Miller’s time-honed mastery of the medium results in vivid yet serene and photographically detailed landscapes and portraits.
Stan Miller Painting Exhibition • July 1-31; reception Fri, July 2 from 5-8 pm, tasting room open Sun-Thu from 12-7 pm, Fri-Sat from 12-9 pm • Barrister Winery • 1213 W. Railroad Ave. • stanmiller.net • 509-465-3591
— Chey Scott