"The way hill farmers still work today has hardly changed at all. They are still dealing with the changing weather and the environment just as they have always done. I think I have become very aware that the way country people have lived for so long is gradually disappearing. One day it will all be gone."
Andrew Miller was born and raised on a farm in Littlehempston near Totnes in Devon. He grew up immersed in the countryside of wild moorland and rugged coastline. He attended Eastbourne College of Art and after graduating started a career as an illustrator of children's natural history books.
Frustrated with the limitations of his job he returned home and began to paint the Devon landscapes around him. He is particularly drawn to Dartmoor, embracing the wild nature of the moorlands and the temperamental weather patterns which can prove extremely challenging. He paints en plein air and loves the coastline around the South Hams, from rocky Start Point to the hidden beaches of Wonwell, Mothecombe and Lannacombe.
Andrew is also an accomplished portrait painter. He was the offical war artist to the Royal Marines for two years and travelled to Afghanistan where he painted haunting and moving portraits of the troops and the Afghan people.