Margie Miller Biography
Margie Miller is a painter and art educator. A San Francisco native, she is a graduate of the art department at U.C. Davis and did post graduate work at the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts.
At U.C. Davis she studied under the renowned California artists Wayne Thiebaud, William T. Wiley, and Roy De Forest. It was in her exposure to their bold use of color, unusual design elements, and whimsy that she found her own unique California style.
Currently a resident of Nevada City, California, northwest of Lake Tahoe, Margie has been teaching art to adults and children for over 15 years. Trained as a fine artist, she works with acrylics, watercolor, egg tempera, and synthetic aniline dyes.
Margie’s award winning paintings use bright bold colors, simple lines, and unique perspectives to create paintings that evoke optimism and humor. One of her collectors has remarked, “Margie’s paintings make me feel happy when I look at them.”
Margie is a painting instructor and art history lecturer. A popular lecturer on many topics of Western art, she is a frequent presenter at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA. Margie has a catalog of speaking topics, demonstrations, and workshop presentations. The catalog is available upon request.
For over 15 years she has worked at schools and institutions around Northern California teaching painting and drawing to adults and children. In 1999 she was named the Art Educator of the Year for Nevada County. She has organized and installed shows of student work in educational institutions, public buildings and the Crocker Art Museum.
Margie Miller’s art studio is located at the top of Banner Mountain above Nevada City. With forest views and abundant light, it is an inspiring location to create her vibrant art works. Visits to her studio are available by appointment.