Artist’s Statement

Farm Pond, acrylic on birch plywood, 44.75" x 11.875", completed 2/2/16 by artist Steve Miller


What I love about painting is that I can follow several different trails and allow the painting process to tell me the story.

By reading the tealeaves of various brushstrokes, shapes, and colors, subject matter develops organically through self-reflection, visualization, and trial-and-error.

I like to see what my head, heart, and hand can produce. By painting from imagination, I’m able to discover new places, reflect my thoughts, and develop new narratives pertaining to my personal experience as an artist, designer, musician, father, and husband.

Through this process, my perception of beauty mixes with my interest in contemplative moments, storytelling, and relationships, while also, fueling my desire to invent new places of wanderlust.

“I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.” – Jackson Pollock