A third-generation artist, Milo Winter learned to be facile with watercolor as a young artist by watching his father, but felt the need to break from a traditional approach and explore a variety of media and ideas. He was drawn to minimalism and the conceptual art of the mid 60s but, today, he again works in watercolor, yet differently. He met his wife, Margery, while they were both painting students at RISD. They married about a year after graduating and stayed in Providence. In 1970, they moved to Oregon, where Milo was a graduate student at the University of Oregon and their son Max was born. He and Margery returned to the East Coast in 1972, first to Connecticut and then to Providence. For the past nine years, they have been living and working in the Jewelry District in a building Milo used to walk past every day on his way to RISD.
I am drawn to sites on the edges of the city, industrial ruins and derelict spaces where imagination can merge with looking. My recent paintings come from plein air studies of landscapes where land and water meet, places where there are often dams, bridges, gasometers, embankments, excavations.
Here are some examples of his work.