For Milan, the sea is an important source of inspiration. The endless movement, the ever-changing colors, the reflections, all combine to form an inexhaustible tidal wave of images. He applies oil paint directly to large canvasses. His palette of high contrast colors often includes deep blue-green which are frequently lightened with pure or slightly off whites. Common subjects and motifs he has returned to over the years include seascapes and whales. He has had countless successful exhibitions, both in the Netherlands and abroad.
Milan is a member of Ocean Artists Society and painter widely known for his underwater landscapes. Part of his activism is to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of our oceans through art. At the same time he is using art to highlight the threat of mass extinction in the oceans.