Yep, I’m Steve Miller, but not that Steve Miller. I'm an independent visual artist, freelance graphic designer, amateur musician, and family man living and working in Royal Oak, Michigan.
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 paint imaginary landscapes built upon intuition, personal observations, memories, experimentation, and sometimes humor.
I like to see what my head, heart, and hand can produce, and 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.
For me, painting is always unchartered territory. So, at the moment, I'm painting a series of imaginary landscapes inspired by mountain biking in Michigan. If you like that sort of thing, then you'll dig the paintings. I think they'd look better in your house anyway.
I'm happy to share some of the changes my paintings go through in the process of being made.