"Drawing from both imagination and direct observation these drawing began in rural CT and continued to Prospect Park, which is near where I live in Brooklyn NY. The small format 8 x 8” square of colored paper, and the immediacy of the oil pastel, allowed a freedom to explore and experiment; to create a fusion of naturalism, abstraction, looking, remembering and imagining."
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Mark Milroy grew up in St. Thomas, Ontario. He received his M.F.A. from The New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, and his B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Milroy has exhibited in galleries in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Sag Harbor, and Canada. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest Spain, Vogue Living, Domino, The Paris Review Daily, and Columbia: A Journal of Art & Literature. Milroy's paintings have been written about in esteemed publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Arts Magazine, City Arts Magazine, Domino Magazine, The East Hampton Star, and Tokion Magazine. Today, Milroy teaches a portrait class at the National Arts Club NYC and is Artist in Residence at Marymount School of New York. Milroy has two sons, Emerson and Angus.