A three decades long passion for art began for me at California College of the Arts where I studied large scale ceramic sculpture. There, under the influence of renowned West Coast ceramic artist, Viola Frey, I learned to make life size standing ceramic figures. Gradually, though, I became frustrated with the lengthy process to complete these works. I eventually abandoned ceramics for oil painting. The work on this site is a small selection of what I’ve created over the years.
I am a constant experimenter who delights in trying unusual tools or ways to apply paint to canvas. Sometimes, I use my gloved hands — perhaps a throwback to my clay days. I also experiment with subject matter and have painted figures, animals, and the occasional still life (none included on this site). I also enjoy painting abstracts.
My work is in numerous private and corporate collections. A large abstract work for Northwestern University was a recent commission.
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Anita C. Miller