Dora Millikin

Influenced by early American modernism, Dora Atwater Millikin paints the world precisely as she sees it, specifically New England’s coastal scenes, historic towns, and fishing industry. Using flat patterns and juxtaposing solid color planes, Millikin creates movement on and across her works, interlocking “image with paint so that paint becomes the image and vice versa…I enjoy rendering potentially unpicturesque motifs and everyday objects and scenes in my life. I wish to present my world as it looks today without the nostalgia and sentimentality attached to past times…I am always searching for ways to deliver the unexpected to my viewer,” she says.