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Joachim McMillan


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Joachim McMillan is a self-taught artist with no formal art training. His father, Loftus McMillan, is his biggest influence. Joachim started painting with watercolors and acrylics for galleries in Grenada where he grew up. He also drew cartoons for two of Grenada's main newspapers as early as 15 years old.

In his early 20's, Joachim migrated to New York City to study technology and at the same time continued to explore different art techniques. He now resides in Oregon, where he works for the world's leading semi conductor (hi-tech) company and together expresses his creativity on canvas. Joachim's technical and artistic diversity plays a role in his unique technique and style.

Joachim paints with images and memories from his mind. He expresses things as they appear to him. "My paintings are an extract of action, energy and motion." He paints oils with the palette knife, a style he likes because it is challenging. "I like painting wet, it allows me to create motion in my paintings." Each painting tells a story and is part of a series; it will draw you in and make you want to touch the highly textured surface. The 'rain- drops effects' in his paintings enhances the motion. Few people recognized the etching-style in his paintings at the first view. It is one of Joachim's unique styles. "My aim as an artist is to be the extraordinary out of the ordinary."
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