The Hawthorn Gallery
Alexander Millar
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Alexander Millar
I was born in 1960 into the small mining community of Springside a few miles outside the town of Kilmarnock on the west coast of Scotland. Life within the small Scottish village was very traditional and although I grew up in the 60's era it felt more like the 40's. My formative years were spent in the company of old men dressed in dark suits smoking woodbines partnered with large missile-shaped women decked out in headscarves and pinnies. My father worked for British Rail and I got great pleasure from simply sitting in the atmospheric steam filled stations which even today I find are the most romantic, nostalgic places to be. Many of my most romantic paintings are set within that very atmosphere - I guess I'm just a big old fashioned nostalgic romantic at heart! It therefore comes as no surprise to many that my favourite film is 'The Quiet Man'. I escaped school in 1976 and eventually fled Springside to set myself up in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. This jump from sleepy peacefulness to hustle and bustle was like going from the frying pan straight into the fire. I found Newcastle had, and still has, its fair share of characters locally known as 'Gadgies' which fed me much inspiration later on in life when I finally discovered my destiny as an artist. After a number of different jobs I finally settled down in 1988 to become a professional artist. I am completely self-taught and after many years of developing my own style in art I turned to images remembered from my childhood and used the local Tyneside 'Gadgies' as models in my paintings. The past couple of years have been especially exciting as my work has taken on a life of its own. Sales have gone through the roof and everyone seems to be taking notice of these solitary figures I create. I'm continually surprised to see the effects my paintings have on people, on many occasions I've had women moved to tears absorbed by a painting that evokes memories of their father or grandfather.
Scrapheap Challenge
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£650
Wait for Me
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£432
The Great Escape
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£450
Mam and Dad
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£520
Sun is in my Heart
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£680
The Wonder of it all
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£432
Gossips
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£250
When Saturday Comes
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£475
The Pigeon Fancier
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£399
Dad
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£375
Wheeee!
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£2,995
Feed the Birds
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£337.50
Here is my Valley
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£495
Read all about it
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£350
Looks like Rain
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£112.50
Say it with Flowers
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£375
Mam
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£375
Hopes & Dreams
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£375
Happy Days
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£375
Under my Umbrella
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£375
Time & Tide
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£457.20
Battersea Sunset
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£457.20
Impressions of London
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£457.20
A Long and Winding Road
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£495
Batman and Robin
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£375
When I'm Cleaning Windows
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£450
My Way
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£2,350
Ride on
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£1,450
Help (295/295)
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£395
One Man and his Dog
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£350
Dusk Till Dawn
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£460
Together Forever
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£850
Launch Day (95/95)
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£595
Over the Moon
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£450
Come on You Reds!
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£425
No Walkies for Me
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£2,950
On we go
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£1,450
No Walkies for Me
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£2,950
Gone Fishing
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£399
Surprise Surprise
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£495
Singing in the Rain
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£395
Seasons in the Sun
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£495
Home Time
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£1,450
Just out for a Stroll
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£1,450
A Purposeful Stroll
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£1,450
The Exodus
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£595
Together Forever
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£2,950
Norries Bar
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£250
United for Life
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£1,450
Life's a Beach
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£450
The Big Match
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£350
Old Tam
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£280
Big Fish, Little Fish
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£250
Swing when you're Winning
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£1,450
Mr Whippy
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£225
Just a Quick Kickabout
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£1,450
The Dawn Chorus
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£450
Dominoes Nite
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£250
Rogue Traders
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£425
Send in the Clouds
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£595
Seaside Frolics
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£1,450
Up the City
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£399
Bucket and Spade
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£1,450
Friends for Always
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£1,450
Give us a lift
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£295
Just so excited
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£2,950
No Walkies for Me
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£295
It's a Kinda Magic
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£350
Lovely Jubbly
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£1,450
Trailblazing
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£1,450
Lovely Jubbly and Together Forever
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£2,000
Slow Down Boy
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£2,950
The Power and the Glory
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£460
The Dawn Chorus
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£430
Just as I Remembered It
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£529
Say it with flowers
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£375
Clocking On, Clocking Off
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£350
The Angel (Stainless Steel)
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£1,500
Come on You Blues
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£270
The Angel
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£271
A Day at the Races
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£219
Every Cloud
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£83.16
Side by Side
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£83.16
Daybreak
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£377.19
My Way - Deluxe
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£685.02
My Way
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