Biography and Statement
Mr. Millet began showing his art to the public in 2009 after a 32 year career as a heavy machine operator/ engineer. He states, “Color, light and mood are the elements that I attempt to establish in my watercolors. I strive to capture the warmth of a summer day or the cool chill of an early morning lake. I am inspired by many of my memories and experiences living all of my life near Lake Michigan in Northern Indiana. I take pleasure in hiking the dunes, hunting the fields, fishing the lakes and streams, and enjoying the lakeshore in all seasons. The dunes, and the living things that inhabit them are the subjects of my work. ” As a self-taught artist, Mr. Millet is constantly experimenting with new ideas and techniques. He sees his art as a means of expressing his love of nature and natural environments.
Mr. Millet has participated in various juried exhibits including the Midwest Museum of American Art, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Lake County Visitors Center and Senator Richard Lugar’s office. Mr. Millet has been juried into many fairs and festivals. Kalamazoo (KIA) , Chesterton, Lebeznik Lakefront, Leeper Park, Art Beat, Valparaiso Popcorn and many other juried festivals have hosted his work. He is honored to be invited to participate in the ” School House Shops,” Celebration of the Arts” in Furnessville which is an invitation only venue.
Mr. Millet is a member of the Hoosier Salon, and has participated in several exhibits including Salon des Refusés in Broad Ripple Indiana. Mr. Millet’s watercolor titled ” Long Shadows” was a part of the juried Regional Show 2009 at The Midwest Museum of American Art and is now on permanent display at the entrance of the Crystal Ballroom in the newly restored Lerner Theatre of Elkhart.
Mr. Millet was juried and accepted as a member of Northern Indiana Artists, St. Joseph Valley Watercolor Society and 18 artist guild. He also holds memberships at Chesterton Art Center and Lebeznik Center for the Arts.
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