Page Bond Gallery is pleased to present Voyage: paintings by Robin Braun and Nocturne: new paintings by B Millner. B. Millner completed his undergraduate studies at Davidson College and earned his MBA at the University of North Carolina. His retirement from a career in business was illuminated by his shift to art making. Early on he tackled sculpture and more recently his practice has taken a deep dive into realist painting. He splits his studio time between Virginia and Maine, animating the canvas with the scenes of urban and rural architecture and waterscapes. In his newest body of work, he plays with shadows, light and reflection in night scenes that showcase architectural features often missed in daylight. The rain-swept street scenes offer a photorealistic quality, where figures sometimes appear as a natural component of the urban landscape.
Maryland native Robin Braun earned an MFA in painting from the University of Iowa in 1997, her B.A. at St. John’s College and she completed coursework at The San Francisco Art Institute. Having grown up by the water, she is always thinking about the ocean with a particular investment in the “moods of the sea.” In Braun’s work a funnel cloud appears gentle as it meets the sea, and waves battered by the eye of a hurricane seem unexpectedly peaceful. “The ocean is never far from my thoughts and is constantly in my dreams,” Braun says, “It can be ruthless and it can be supremely calm.” Robin Braun lives and works in Charlottesville, Virginia.