Featured Artist Dawn Miller

Artist  Dawn Miller presents a collection of landscape oil paintings that are a visual delight. Visit her website to see more of her portfolio.


oil painting landscape with sunset

“Gift of Opportunity” oil on cradled board, 30″ x 30″


I am a dedicated artist located in the Saint Louis area. My captivating contemporary oil landscapes seamlessly blend the elements of color and composition, gracefully traversing the realms of Realism and Impressionism. Through my artworks, I craft a visual sanctuary, evoking emotions of serenity, stability, and joy, offering a much-needed antidote in our tumultuous world.


oil painting woodland landscape

“Sunlit Celebration” oil on canvas, 24″ x 24″


From an early age, the harmony between art and the great outdoors has been an integral part of my life. My childhood was marked by playful ventures into nature, where I reveled in the joy of dirt and the thrill of climbing trees.


oil painting fall landscape

“Crisp Air” oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″


This was a passion so strong that it led my father to build a treehouse for me. Summers were spent camping, hiking, and fishing. When indoors, my creative spirit found expression through drawing and painting, which I diligently pursued throughout my high school years.


stunning oil painting of a sunset

“Enjoy Every Moment” oil on canvas, 24″ x 48″


My first job at a banner company involved creating intricate patterns, a testament to my early artistic prowess. The dedication paid off when I secured scholarships and grants for my college education.


oil painting field of flowers

“Out of the Woods” oil on cradled board, 24″ x 36″


My artistic journey has been a blend of formal training and self-discovery. I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, and Master of Fine Arts, all with a specialization in studio art painting. Although my early career primarily revolved around acrylics, an influential fellow artist encouraged me to explore the world of oil painting, a medium that has since captured my heart.


Colorful oil painting landscape

“Lovely Calm” oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″


My pursuit of higher education in the field further honed my self-taught skills. During this phase, I also found fulfillment in teaching art to both children and adults, which has offered invaluable lessons over the years.


Dramatic sunlit landscape oil painting

“The Gathering” oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″


My creative process begins with immersing myself into nature. Constantly absorbing my surroundings, I mentally paint the scenes before me. These inspirations are often stumbled upon during vacations, hikes, or casual walks, with the landscapes demanding to be brought to life on canvas. At times, it’s the breathtaking beauty that finds me, like a mesmerizing sunset during a drive, prompting me to pull over and capture the moment with photographs.


oil painting snowy landscape

“Snowy Path, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40”


Later, in my studio, I meticulously craft the composition, choose colors, infuse feelings, and select the canvas size. My day commences at 4 a.m., with painting taking center stage by 5 a.m., creating a beautiful and serene start to my daily routine.


Artist Dawn Miller

Artist Dawn Miller


I am deeply grateful for the privilege of sharing my art with others, striving to bring beauty into their lives by brightening their spaces and daily experiences.


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  1. These are all admirable.

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