This year, we have teamed up with artist Lisa Milroy to encourage artists, designers and enthusiasts to enter our annual design competition and create an exclusive limited edition STEAMCREAM tin design.
To celebrate this year’s competition, Lisa has designed two tins – ‘Buttons & Bows’. Her designs stem from her practice as a still life painter. In describing her approach to the project, Lisa comments:
Lisa Milroy for STEAMCREAM – ‘Buttons and Bows’
- Lisa Milroy
Lisa Milroy was born in Vancouver, Canada and graduated from Goldsmiths College in 1982. Still life is at the heart of Milroy’s practice. In the 1980s her paintings featured ordinary objects depicted against an off-white ground. In the early 1990s, Milroy’s approach to still life painting shifted, leading to depictions of objects within settings. As the imagery expanded to include landscape, architecture and people, her painting style diversified. By continually experimenting with fast and slow applications of paint, Milroy has achieved within her paintings a wide range of moods and atmospheres. In recent years, Milroy’s focus has been on large-scale, installation-based paintings.
A major survey of Milroy’s work was held at Tate Liverpool in 2001. Solo shows in 2012 include Ivory Lamp Mars Vine Bone at Gallery North, Newcastle, and Act One, Seen Too at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London. Milroy was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2006 and is Head of Graduate Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL since 2009.
Limited Edition Lisa Milroy signed gift boxes – only 500 available worldwide
Lisa Milroy’s Original Oil Canvases
For information on Lisa Milroy, please visit www.lisamilroy.net