Milé Murtanovski – Burning the Midnight Oil

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Starting at 5 PM on December 6, painter Milé Murtanovski will put himself in art quarantine for a little over four days to paint portraits of his friends… and their friends… and their friends. That’s 100 paintings in 100 hours. No sleeping. No kidding.

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Mile Murtanovski

Born 1971, Toronto, Milé began painting in 1988 and watercolour quickly became his favourite medium as he found inspiration in great watercolourists as Jon J. Muth, Bill Sienkiewicz, John Singer Sargent, and his high school art teacher, Anthony J. Batten. What began with figurative pieces, which has remained a life-long love, has coloured over the lines into lush oils and sparse ink of varied subject matter. In 2010 Milé left Toronto, relocating to a 150-year old farmhouse in Prince Edward County, Ontario, where he opened Small Pond Arts with his wife, playwright and puppeteer Krista Dalby. An artist residency and arts centre, Small Pond Arts also provided Milé with his own gallery space, which is open to the public six months a year. Milé has shown his paintings in numerous solo and group exhibitions and his work is held by collectors domestically as well as in Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom. He also finds joy in his commercial practice, creating architectural renderings, theatre posters and advertising illustrations. And when he’s not drawing or painting, you may find Milé teaching a class in stilt-walking or riding his unicycle.

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