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Budding painter holds exhibition
A COURT clerk who recently discovered a talent for painting is showcasing his work in an exhibition.
Paul Miller, from Durham, was bought a set of paints by his daughter for Christmas in 2011 and says he has painted every day since.
His talents have led him to consider reducing his hours as a clerk at Darlington and Newton Aycliffe magistrates’ courts.
Mr Miller, 42, has launched an exhibition at the Artisanne gallery, in Clark’s Yard, Darlington.
He said: “This is the first time I have done anything like this. It is all my own work, mainly oil paintings and landscapes.
“I only started painting when my little girl bought me paints for Christmas in 2011, but I had wanted to start painting for years.”
Mr Miller is due to take a two-week safari holiday in Africa later this year, where he plans to combine his love of painting with his interest in wildlife.
Describing how the exhibition came about, he added: “I just walked into the shop after someone told me about it and asked how to go about holding an exhibition.
“I showed them some photographs of my work that I had taken on my phone, and it went from there.”
Mr Miller has sold a number of his paintings since taking up the hobby.
His first sale was for £20, shortly after he took up his brushes, while the most recent sale was for £165.
The exhibition will run for about four weeks, depending on sales.
For more information about Artisanne, call 01325-484856 or visit artisannedarlington.co.uk
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