|Listen Up (oil on canvas)|
Heather Millar (2009)
I've looked through a gallery of some of Millar's work (again, check out the sources), and it appears that she went through a period where she painted a lot of close ups of dolls. I'll be honest, most of them creep me out, but they are pretty interesting. I was reading an EW piece about the production design, and Macht claims that the paintings in Harvey's office refer to his sense of humor. I guess a painting of a toy does suggest something a little whimsical. But at the same time, its modernity keeps even the whimsical sleek and clean like Millar's paintings.
|The Gift (oil on canvas)|
Heather Millar (2011)
I feel like this painting corresponds perfectly to the character of Rachel, who is classically lovely. At the same time, the men whispering in the background suggests Rachel's own insecurities in the prestigious law office. Perhaps more importantly, it is an essentially feminine piece that fits Rachel's personality and, most importantly, the classy look and color scheme of the room.
I'm really impressed by the range of Millar's work. Both pieces do represent a realist style, but they are so thematically different that they really speak to the variety of her work. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on her portfolio from now on- just as I'll be watching each new episode of Suits with anticipation. I'll keep marveling over that incredible production design and keep my eye out for some new interesting paintings.
Heather Millar's Blog
Entertainment Weekly piece about Harvey Spector
"Inside the man and office of Harvey Spector" by Mandi Bierly (2011)
To da loos (the blog that put me on the right track)