WELCOME TO THE AUSTIN MILLER STUDIO
Creativity ( an inherent trait we all posses), emerges while painting, exposing us to a powerful element of who we are. This is the essence of why I paint. Painting nourishes the soul by way of a direct connection to my hands. It is that simple.
Watercolor painting, though seemingly chaotic, has a way of soothing a cluttered mind. You usually come away much better off spiritually, than going in.
My Gallery overlooks Lake Superior near where I was born. I readily acknowledge the tremendous impact this great body of water had in my desire to become an artist. The Lake holds beauty that stops all thought, takes your breath away, and puts you squarely in the moment.
As an instructor, my goal is to mentor students in finding and nurturing their individual passion for art. Since 1995, I have facilitated annual exhibits featuring hundreds of paintings from workshop participants. We form life long friendships, make fabulous memories and have great fun doing it.
The majority of my images are watercolors, although I frequently use transparent acrylics, hand printed transparent collage papers, and often paint with steam set dyes on silk, as it is a gentle and forgiving medium.
Individuals whose influence I value:
Cheng Khee Chee, watercolorist, friend
Barton Austin, Uncle, landscape architect, watercolorist
Ed Gray, artist, community art advocate, mentor
Ed Whitney, watercolorist/groundbreaking instructor
Winslow Homer, artist
Karlyn Holman, watercolorist, friend
John Singer Sargent, artist
Georgia O’Keefe, artist
Patricia Garland Austin, mother, artist, mentor
Every student I have had the pleasure to paint with
1976 Graduate Western State College, Gunnison, CO Art/ Geology
1986-87 MFA study at UWS, Superior, WI
2002-present Artist Residency, Calumet, MI
Cheng Khee Chee, Judy Blaine, Joyce Gowe, Lana Grow, Dan Wiemer, Harry Hiel
Place of Business:
1987- present Proprietor / Austin Miller Studio , Bayfield, WI
Art exhibits I have organized involving area artists and students:
1992-2001 Annual Community Exhibit Bremer Bank, Bayfield,, WI
1995-2001 Annual Exhibit, La Pointe Center Art Gallery, La Pointe, WI
2002-2017 Annual Exhibit, The Bayfield Inn, Bayfield, WI
Solo/ Small Group Exhibits:
Water Washburn Cultural Center, Washburn, WI
Profusion of Color LaPointe Art Gallery, LaPointe, WI
Island Images Lapointe Art Gallery, La Pointe, WI
Northern Images The Alexander House, Center for Art & History, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Superior Moods LaPointe Center Art Gallery
Essentia Health, Duluth Clinic, Marshfield Clinic, Pillsbury Foods, Cornell, Wausau Insurance
Austin Miller Studio, Stone's Throw, Apostle Islands Booksellers, The Bayfield Inn Gallery, Bayfield, WI Moondeer Gallery, Boulder Junction, WI La Pointe Center Gallery, La Pointe, WI