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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.

Thank you for visiting  anitamillerart

Anita C. Miller


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