Photo of visual artist Steve Miller


Steve Miller grew up in Norman, Oklahoma, where he spent his time pushing paint around, playing in bands, and chasing dreams. He received his BFA from the University of Oklahoma in ’95, and moved to Dallas, where he worked as an art director in advertising for several years. After getting married and moving to Michigan, he decided to pursue art full-time.

Then a family happened, and he became a stay-at-home Dad.

Opportunities he’s followed since then include exhibiting at the Detroit Institute of Arts, as well as being selected for exhibitions in galleries, corporate events, charity fundraisers, pop-ups, and garden-parties. His paintings have been used to promote bands and brands, and have been bartered for preschool tuition.

Between paintings, he enjoys playing guitar and writing music. Sometimes he freelances as a graphic designer. He believes having other mediums to explore informs his work and keeps him engaged creatively.

His imagery comes from moments of experimentation, self-reflection, observation, and imagination. His choices are based on intuition, and he allows the painting to tell him the story.