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Linda Miller, Artist

I was born and raised in Portland Oregon. We lived in SW Washington for 14 years before moving to Fountain Hills Arizona two and a half years ago after my husband retired. I’ve been a full time artist for the last almost 20 years after retiring.

For as long as I can remember I have always loved art and have tried many mediums over the years. I have painted and experimented in watercolor, acrylics, oils, oil pastels, colored pencils and mixed media. There are so many ways to create a painting and it can be rewarding and also be very challenging at the same time. I have taken workshops from many amazing artists. Artists such as Arne Westerman, Carol Riley, Susan McKinnon, George Hamilton, Michael Schlicting, Bet Borgeson, Zolton Szabo, Carol Barnes, John Waddingham, Robert Burridge and recently Ruth Armitage.

I am pretty much a self taught artist. I started with ink drawings then added watercolor to them. A lot of my work had a whimsical appeal. That followed on to the canvas using acrylic. The Gallery at Salishan gave me a show the year after I quit work with my whimsical work on canvas. Through many more experimentations and using techniques I’ve learned along the way I have developed into the artist I am today. I have been working now in acrylics for many years. I am always open to new and fun techniques. I feel there is so much more to learn and explore. It is a great journey being an artist.

Sometimes I paint from photos but do not always rely on them. A lot of my ideas come from within with something that has sparked my artistic imagination. The painting can be a little whimsical to abstract or traditional. I start with the idea and then let things happen. The element of surprise is always rewarding.

I was a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon since 1982 until around 2003 after my move to Washington. I served on the Board as Secretary and Treasurer. I was juried into many of their shows and received a Sweepstakes Award. I was also a member of The Buffalo Grass Society and Painters Showcase in Oregon for many years as well and participated in their annual shows. I belonged to a Critique Group of 12 artists who met monthly for 20 years and are still going strong. They are a very inspirational creative group working in many different styles and mediums. I learned so much from these wonderful and talented artists and dear friends.

 

With my move to Arizona I desired to be involved in art here as well. After taking time to adjust to my new surroundings I am delighted and excited to be a new juried member of CWA as of May 2019. It is great to be welcomed into the art community here in Sunny Arizona.

 

 

Entry Miller 7 28 10 0738 600
Art Admirer
36 X 36 inches  -  Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

 Canyon Rim Light
Canyon Rim Light
36 X 36 inches  -  Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

Lost Pages
Lost Pages
36 X 36 inches  -  Acylic on Canvas

 

 

Winter Hideaway
Winter Hideaway
24 X 30 inches  -  Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

Fall Colors
Fall Colors
48 X 48 inches  -  Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

 MG 9962
Cabins by the Lake
Acrylic on Canvas  -  24 X 24 inches