Skip to main content

ABOUT



I began painting from life in 2008 with portraits of a simple subject, such as a flower or a seed pod.  A view of nature I enjoy to this day.  Each year I grew, adding more leaves, adding more dimension, and even telling a plant's life story.  I have even painted a work over four feet tall.



Each piece has its own voice, its own statement, its own essence.  There is a “place” that I enter when I draw and paint.  When I first started drawing,  I knew nothing about the unique elements of my subject.  Now after completing over 100 projects, I seek to show the amazing and beautiful details of my subject, whether it be the leaf scars on a Magnolia branch, the pollen on a stamen or how a whorled leaf attaches to the stem.  Each species that I paint is beautiful and a miracle.  I am convinced that there is an intelligence here that we have yet to fully understand, a mystery, a joy.  LindašŸŒ±



My work is featured at The Gallery at Yorkhall, located in Historic Yorktown.


Education
  • Studies in botanical art, ceramics, drawing, design, fiber arts, graphic art, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpting.
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Marketing and Public Relations, Magna Cum Laude. Wayne State University.

Community Involvement
  • Botanical Art Demonstrations at The Gallery at York Hall, The Elizabethan Gardens, and The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center
  • Botanical Art Lectures to the general public and community groups
  • Botanical Artist in Residence The Elizabethan Gardens, 2011-2016
  • Program Committee Member, The Williamsburg Botanical Garden 2010-2012
  • Children’s Workshops at 4/H Camp, York County Learning Garden and The Williamsburg Botanical Garden 2010-2012
  • Communications Volunteer, This Century Art Gallery 2010-2011
  • Original art donated to local non-profit organizations since 2008
  • Resident Artist, New Town Art Gallery, Williamsburg, 2012- 2013
  • Illustrations for the Virginia Department of Forestry
  • Board Member and Newsletter Designer, BASNCR, 2016-2017


Linda C. Miller  Contemporary Botanical Art
Artist   Naturalist   Instructor
http://www.lindacmillerbotanicalart.com/

Email:  botanicalarttoday@yahoo.com

Copyright Linda C. Miller 2008-2021