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Shan Miller - Artist and Designer from Torrington, Devon

Commission a painting by Shan - this was a press article about her commissions.

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Shan's exhibition looks at the lighter side of farming.

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The Loft Paintings saga

Supporters of an artist threatened with legal action over paintings she displayed on a listed building have launched a petition.
Former Torrington town councillor Shan Miller was told by Torridge District Council she faced a fine of up to £20,000 if she failed to remove 2 paintings from the building she uses as a studio by the end of the month.
Supporters were angered by the council's approach - their legal chief said the paintings altered the character of the building and she could face proceedings if they were not removed.

© Shan Miller 2003

Town councillor and mayor-elect said she found the council's decision "depressing". She added "Shan's art is wonderfully lively, controversial and provoking. It's everything art should be. The paintings have been a part of Mill Street for a number of years - why has it taken them so long to act?"

© Shan Miller 2003
 

The disappearing mural affair

An artist is to be compensated after her detailed mural went missing after renovation works at Torrington.
Shan Miller painted the mural of a 17th century market scene to brighten up the 'drab' pannier market and attract visitors.
But when the market was renovated, the mural was taken down and disappeared. Despite exhaustive enquiries, it's whereabouts remain a mystery.
Torridge District Council's policy and resources committee has now approved a payout, despite their insurers turning the claim down.

 

Everything I've ever done

Shan's millennium exhibition, 'Everything I've Ever Done' was just that - the number 2000, in 4 x 1.5 metre high letters made from a collage of photographs of everything she has ever done.

© Shan Miller 2003
© Shan Miller 2003