Hi. I'm Steve Miller. Not that Steve Miller. I'm a visual artist originally from Norman, Oklahoma. I'm currently living and working in Royal Oak, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.
I'm also a graphic designer. In between paintings, I work on logo and print design. My design portfolio is LookAtMyDesigns.com
In between art and design projects, I love playing guitar and drums. Sometimes I host improvisational jam sessions in my art studio, and sometimes I like to write and record songs. Here's a few that you can check out.
Thanks for Looking -enjoy
Painting challenges me to see what my head, heart, and hand can produce while reflecting on the people, places, and things that make me pause and think.
I interpret subject matter through observation and imagination, embracing both skillful renderings and loose gestures.
My creative process involves pragmatic planning and intuitive experimentation with the goal of making images that take me and the viewer someplace new.
Steve was born in Norman, Oklahoma in 1970. He lives in Royal Oak, Michigan with his wife and daughters. He's an independent visual artist and freelance designer, as well as a hobby musician and songwriter. He likes to capture life’s moments and personal observations through painting and songwriting.
Art communities throughout S.E. Michigan and beyond recognize his artwork. Recently, his painting, “Stasis Hiatus” won the Corinne Maillard Robinson Award at the BBAC’s 2019 Michigan Fine Arts Competition. He won Best-of-Show for his painting "Rocky Climb" in the 2019 Embrace Creatives' online exhibition "Warmth". His painting, “Trail Dreams” won 1st place in the 2018 Canvas Pontiac art competition. In a collaboration with fellow artist, Alex Goecke, their “Ofrenda to Robin Williams” was showcased at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Steve's art has been recognized outside of art communities as well. Rolling Rock beer once licensed his art for a national promotion where his painting was printed on 12 million 12-packs and offered as a promotional poster giveaway. Blue Moon beer hired him to paint live at a bar. Local businesses have displayed and/or purchased his work for their grand opening celebrations. And, he's brightened up a dark entryway with a mural at his kids preschool, and bartered a painting in exchange for tuition.
Steve cares about his community and likes to use his creative powers for good. He has donated multiple paintings to various fundraisers to support organizations that help others with financial and/or health concerns. He helps when and where he can, taking on projects that could benefit from his creative talents.
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