Sue Miller’s oil paintings reflect her extensive travels, and capture the light in places around the world. To see more of her artwork, please visit her website.
I feel privileged to be able to combine two of my passions—art and travel. I am frequently inspired by places I have had the opportunity to visit and experience on my travels near and far.
Fueled by that inspiration, I aim to capture and re-create in my work the effects of light on colors and forms as I have witnessed in those places. As a foundation, years of graphic design experience have influenced the details and development of my paintings.
Capturing the interaction of color, illumination and perspective is an overarching motivating force in my work.
Oil painting is my area of concentration, with urban landscapes largely drawing my attention. I enjoy re-creating elements of light, colour and form as I endeavour to bring to life the extraordinary character, culture and charm of a location.
It is always a pleasure to see the impact of my work on others; the images I depict bring to life experiences that we all share. My technique combines photographic source material with the traditional skills of the representational artist.
My goals include broadening my technical skills and exploring the social and public side of fine art, all while continually growing as an artist.
For me, the very act of painting on a canvas provides a distinct, relaxing pleasure. Directing dabs and lines of color into combinations that become recognizable, understandable, and ultimately relatable to the observer is a tremendously rewarding experience.
I appreciate the challenge and subtlety of mixing colors—in limitless possible combinations—to acquire the ideal hue and tone. For me, painting provides a total break from reality as I immerse my energies, thoughts, and complete focus into the time and place of the work’s subject.
My work has helped me to indulge in a deeper mindfulness while visiting new locations around the world. This has allowed me to better absorb and appreciate the full experience of what I have seen, heard, and felt; to more fully perceive and understand each unique and inspiring place.
Throughout my career as an artist, I have also enjoyed continued success with commissioned pencil crayon drawings. Working in various mediums helps to drive innovation across my work, and I look forward to the evolution and changes that will emerge from continued engagement with the process.