May 8 – June 12, 2021 (Featured Artist on view April 10 – June 12)
Luncheon: Tuesday, June 8 | Dinner: Thursday, June 10 | Cocktail Party: Saturday, June 12
Midnight at the Huntsville Museum, 8 x 8”, oil on linen
This important fundraiser presents approximately 150 artworks in a range of media and styles, to be auctioned to the highest bidder during the annual Gala events. The Gala Featured Artist for 2021 is painter Millie Gosch, who currently lives and works in College Park, GA. Organized by HMA.
Millie Gosch is a highly accomplished and collectible artist. Her original oil paintings hang in the corporate offices of Synovus Bank, Bank of America, St Francis Hospital, WellStar Health Systems, and Price Waterhouse Coopers, among others. Her work also hangs in many private collections. Millie is a prestigious Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society.
As a Plein Air painter at heart she gets inspiration leaving the four walls of her studio to work in a natural setting. Millie prefers painting from life outdoors, and when not possible a still-life set up in the studio provides the inspiration.
While some artists work from a photograph or memory, plein air artists work from direct observation to paint in nature, capturing their subject matter in real time. For Millie, this way of working is both her passion and her calling. The studies she paints from life are then used as references to paint a much larger format in the studio. Her goal is to invite viewers into her painting to have their own experience. Her work is known for its vibrant use of color and texture. The beauty and quality of Millie’s work reflects her lifelong appreciation of nature and the outdoors. Growing up in a small Georgia town, Millie developed a deep love for nature in general and particularly the South. As an artist, her favorite subjects are Low Country and pastoral scenes.
Throughout her life-long artistic journey Millie has drawn inspiration from not only her surroundings but also from artists whose work she admires. Granville Redmond, Edgar Payne,George Ennis, and Winslow Homer are some of her favorite American painters. Contemporary favorites include Roger Dale Brown, Ray Roberts, Kendall Ward, and Anne Blair Brown. Millie owns the City Muse Gallery in College Park, GA. The space doubles as her studio and gallery. Studio visits are welcome and available by appointment.