nance miller

Photo by Dana Spaeth Photography

Artist Statement

__________Current and Upcoming Shows______________

Winter Open Studios Time

Nov. 30, Dec. 1, and Dec. 2

ICB Building

480 Gate 5 Road, Sausalito, CA, 94965

Second Floor

Studio 278c










______​​______________Past Shows__________________

_______________Galleries and Juried Shows_______________
2018

Art San Diego,  Jen Tough Gallery, Opus Collective

 Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

Marin MOCA "Color Works" Juror:  Danielle Fox of SLATE Gallery 

         *received "Honorable Mention for "Deep Water Reflections"

Sausalito Fine Arts Festival

 O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, "Tell Me a Story",

                           Juror:  Chester Arnold

Marin General Hospital, Second Floor

Renee Marie Gallery, Benecia, CA "Art of the Book"
Marin MOCA, Novato, CA   "Art of the Book", selected for Live Auction
2017 O’Hanlon Center, Mill Valley, CA  Bay Area Women Artists group show,
            Jurors:  Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray Gallery
2017 Marin County Fair, Mill Valley, CA   Award for “Lord Tennyson”
2010  Cave De Huillle, Aix en Provence, France
______________________Solo Shows______________________
2018

October    Mill Valley Community Center

August      Coldwell Residential Banker,Mill Valley
May           Marin Open Studios
Mar-Apr    Belvedere Tiburon Library, Tiburon, CA
Feb-Mar    The Tamalpais Gallery, Greenbrae, CA
Feb,           Branded Boutique,  Mill Valley, CA
Dec-Apr    VenturePad, San Rafael, CA
Jan-Apr     Homestead Valley Community Center. Mill Valley, CA
Dec.-Jan    Fitwise Pilates, Mill Valley, CA
2017
Dec.           Winter Open Studios, ICB, Sausalito, Studio 300
Nov-Dec     At The Top Gallery and Salon, Mill Valley, CA 
Sept.            Equator Coffee, Mill Valley, CA 
July/Aug.     Depot Café and Bookstore, Mill Valley, CA 
May             Marin Open Studios
2016
Nov/Dec      At The Top Gallery and Salon, Mill Valley, CA 
April-Aug     Hairfax Gallery and Salon, Fairfax, CA 
2015             
At the Top Gallery and Salon, Mill Valley, CA
2014
The Parlor, Mill Valley, CA
______________________Group Shows_______________________
​2017        
Marin General Hospital

Bel Aire Shopping Center, Greenbrae, CA 
2010        
Cave de Huilee, Aix en Provence, France
Studio Marschutz, Aix en Provence, France
___________________Benefits and Auctions_________________
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Selected for Live Auction
LymeLight Foundation, ​Dart For Art, Palo Alto  https://lymelightfoundation.org/events/dart-for-art-2018/
Hair to Stay, San Francisco
http://www.hairtostay.org/about-us/

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Being both inspired by the beauty in the world around me and also deeply concerned for its future, my work explores the relationship between the viewer and the viewed, the phenomenon of what is actually there, and the emotional experience of what we perceive.  And, the role of light within all of this.  I am fascinated with the smallest of details and the largest states of grandeur – parts and pieces, and their relationship to the whole.   

In my landscape work, I am moving past the physical response to what is seen, exploring the emotional response that is felt.   By using color, texture, and form, a work is created that can stimulate the viewer into having their own personal relationship with what they see.  The more we see, the more we care; the more we care, the more we take care.
I find myself influenced by the diverse company of Georgia O’Keefe for her unique expression of seeing, Anselm Kiefer for his unbounded expression of emotion in what he sees, Monet for his exploration of light and its refractions, and Gerhardt Richter for his strident use of materials and exemplary skills.  


“Painting seems like some kind of peculiar miracle that I need to have again and again.” ~Phillip Guston

Education and Credentials

Bachelor of Arts, Diversified Liberal Studies - California State University

Master of Arts, Special Education - St. Mary's College

CA Single Subject Credential - Fine Arts

IAU, Marchutz School, Aix en Provence, France - Advanced Studies in Fine Arts

Atelier des Arts, Aix en Provence, France - Drawing and Painting

Studio Escalier, Paris, France - Advanced Drawing