Sonoma County artist, Karen Miller, presents Conversing with Nature, a collection of pastel paintings that translate the artist’s passion for subjects in nature, especially trees and flowers. Flowers star in two key paintings in the collection. “Chard Amongst the Roses” was juried into the International Association of Pastel Societies annual show this year. The flowers steal the show in “Conversation with Daffodils,” an interior scene with the artist’s son. These works masterfully demonstrate the saturated color quality unique to the pastel medium – skies glow, trees shimmer, flowers sparkle. “I like finding new delights in my surroundings. Life is weird. Find beauty.” Miller remarked in summing up her inspirational philosophy.
Born in Sacramento, Miller has lived in Healdsburg for the past 30 years. She studied fine art at UC Santa Cruz, then pursued a career as a structural engineer. Pivoting back to fine art, she started working in soft pastel in 2014. Miller has exhibited in numerous juried shows, including the prestigious Pastel Society of the West Coast; she earned Signature Member status in only three years.
Gallery Hosting Dates: Karen Miller will host on September 4 and 18 from 11 am to 2:30 pm.