From the English countryside just north west of London in the Leafy county of Buckinghamshire, Mat Miller can be found in the undergrowth taking pictures of anything that is pleasing to his eye. These images are often for reference or for inclusion in his more photographic montage work. Man-made objects also inspire him but these are usually the more odd or idiosyncratic. For example he loves walking around antiques shops to gather ideas. ‘I like to imagine where these things have been in the past and whom they used to belong to’ he explains.
Since graduating from the University of Huddersfield in ’08 with a BA (Hons) in Creative Imaging, Mat has been working hard on his own breed of illustrative art. This earned him a spot in the Digital Arts magazine feature - ‘Best young UK Illustrators 2009’.
Mat describes his creative style as an offbeat mix of natural subject matter integrating tribal and bio-mechanical styling, brought together through a fluid or flowing finish and composition. He likes to keep things odd, vibrant and ethereal at the same time. There are not a set number of materials that Mat uses in any particular order. He believes this to be a positive, as you are constantly learning new techniques and ways of achieving a variety of finishes. He uses pens, pencils, paints, and photographs until they find their way onto photoshop and illustrator where even more things are created and put in the mix.
With a relatively young career in the creative industries, Mat’s aim is to keep on working with new people on highly creative projects and grabbing more exposure along the way.…Read More