|About the Artist
|Karin & Tom Miller pictured at Scherer
Gardens in Eagen, Minnesota, where
they were married.
|Thomas E. Miller, grew up in south
central Minnesota, brings his love
of nature and wildlife to canvas.
"I'm essentially a self-taught artist,
having no formal education in Art.
I've studied different techniques
and have continued to develop my
God-given talent. I also do most of
my own photography for reference,
researching my subjects
extensively for each painting."
|"I consider myself a naturalist and conservationist. Being an outdoorsman I
spend as much time outside as I can. Whether it be fishing hunting or hiking".
"Making something come alive on canvas gives me great joy". When someone
says, "your roses look so real you can almost smell them," or "your pheasants
look like they're going to come right off the canvas", it makes it all worthwhile
and this is also the greatest compliment to me as an artist.
Having been diagnosed, with Multiple Sclerosis in September, 1997, has given
me a different outlook toward my work and life. M.S. limits the number of
originals I produce each year. This is challenging to say the least, but I'm also a
good example of what people with M.S. can accomplish.
Tom has entered his work in wildlife art competitions. He has made the finals
of the Federal Waterfowl Stamp Contest twice. Placing 8th & 9th. Also he has
placed 9th again,11th, 12th, and 13th 3 times.
In Minnesota's stamp competitions Tom has tied for 1st in the Pheasant Stamp,
endeing up 2nd in the tie breaker. Placed 3rd twice and 4th in the Waterfowl
Contest, and placed 4th twice in the Turkey Stamp Competition.
"When someone hangs a piece of my art in their home or business I feel it's a
great honor, because I try my best to paint from my heart".
Tom's work can be found in collections all over the United States and many
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