Aquinnah Breakers by Steve Mills
Steve Mills
Steve Mills was born in Boston in 1959. A year round resident of the Vineyard in his childhood, his teenaged years were divided between the Vineyard and Walpole, MA until graduating Bridgewater State College in 1982. Since then, Jacksonville, Florida has been his off island home. Spending all or a part of each year on the Vineyard for the past 40 years has given him a keen awareness and sensitivity to its surroundings that is reflected in his work.

Showing with the Granary Gallery for 20 years, highlighted by one gallery opening being sold out within minutes, has established him as one of the gallery’s perennial favorites for collectors. Coupled with his New York, SoHo gallery representation, his work has become internationally recognized.

His attention to detail, understanding of colors and shadows, ability to transpose from the palette to the canvas, and depth of perception make his paintings extremely realistic and appealing, at times tempting the viewers to want to reach out and touch what they can’t believe actually is just paint.

Mills now paints mostly in oils, but has worked in acrylic, watercolor, pen & ink and graphite, receiving many commissions in all of these media.
EDUCATION:

1982 - Bachelor of Arts, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts,
Graduate Honor - magna cum laude

2003 - 1st Recipient of the Dr. Adrian Tinsley Award for achievement in the Arts awarded by the Bridgewater State College alumni association.


SELECTED SHOWINGS

Solo Shows:

2005 - 25th Year with the Granary Gallery Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

2000 - Mills Under Glass Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1995 - Munson Gallery, Vero Beach, FL

1994 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1993 - New Collection Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1993 - Cornerstone Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

1991 - Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

1989 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1988 - From the Alcraft Collection Anderson Gallery, Bridgewater, MA

1987 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1986 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1985 - Island Images Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1985 - It's So Real Union Bank & Trust, Dallas, TX

1984 - Recent Paintings Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1983 - Vineyard Reflections Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1982 - Retrospective: The College Years Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA


2 Person Shows:

1989 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1987 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA


3 Person Shows:

2008 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

2007 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

2006 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

2004 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

2004 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

2003 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

2002 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1999 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1998 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1997 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1996 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1995 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1994 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1991 - Valentine / Owens Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1991 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

Group Shows:

2009 - La Art Show Gallery Henoch, Culver City, CA

2009 - Still Lifes Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

2009 - Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

2009 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

2009 - Art Hamptons Gallery Henoch, Bridgehampton, NY

2004 - Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

2001 - Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

2000 - Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

1999 - Gallery Henoch, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1998 - Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

1997 - Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

1996 - Bader / Melnick Gallery, Vail, CO

1995 - Gallery Henoch, New York, NJ

1995 - West Chop Club, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1995 - Focus on Art National Council of Jewish Women / Gallery Henoch, Livingston, NJ

1994 - Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

1993 - Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

1992 - 9th Anniversary Group Show Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

1990 - Objects Observed: Contemporary Still Life Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

1989 - Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

1986 - Artex Granary Gallery, Coconut Grove, FL

1985 - Collectors Showcase, Jacksonville, FL

1985 - Kaldi's, Jacksonville, FL

1983 - St. Augustine Art Associa, St. Augustine, FL

1982 - Kaldi's, Jacksonville, FL

1981 - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Corporate

600 Club - Boston, MA

Bridgewater State College - Bridgewater,, MA

Brown, Harriman & Brother - Boston, MA

Huckins Yacht Corp - Jacksonville, FL

Kelley, Drye & Warren, LLC - New York, NY

Seven Bridges Foundation - Greenwich, CT

Sovereign Bank - Edgartown, MA
Aquinnah Breakers
Steve Mills
Oil on Panel
28" x 60"     Framed: 30" x 62"
2017
$56,000
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