Sue A. Miller
Sue Miller, Ebb & Flow, oil on wood panel, 46 x 46 inches
Sue A. Miller has been a painter and art educator for twenty years. She uses contemplative practice, texture, and the interplay of colour to express a primal connection to the natural world. Her work, both in subject matter and motive, is heavily influenced by the landscape around her. From her childhood on the shores of Lake Couchiching to her current studio in Creemore, Ontario and her summer home in Newfoundland, Miller immerses herself in these environments before she paints. Her desire to connect with audiences results in work that conveys the essence and feeling of the place rather than explicit images or symbols. Water in particular is a regular component of Miller’s investigations, with compositions often visualizing its surface or edge at its accompanying shorelines.
Ebb & Flow exemplifies this approach. The shades of blue and contrast of light and dark evoke serenity and depth. The flow of the water, depicted through Miller’s brush strokes and raiser areas of paint reminds the viewer of the constantly changing natural world around us.
Miller studied Fine Art at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario graduating in 1986. Since then she has continuously practiced from her studio in Creemore, Ontario and has taken part in numerous