STEVE MILLER
Grand Prairie, Texas - United States



Original Artworks (12)

Steve Miller; Regret, 2011, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241     Western Fort Worth Stockyards cowboy hat beard  ...
Steve Miller
Original Oil Painting, 2011
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Steve Miller; The Red Bandana, 2011, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241    Western Fort Worth Stockyards Black cowboy longhorn cattle bull bandana horse steer  ...
Steve Miller
Original Oil Painting, 2011
24 x 12 inches (61.0 x 30.5 cm)
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Steve Miller; Price Of Peace, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241   Western gun gunfighter gun slinger colt fourty five hand gun gunfight quickdraw quick draw ...
Steve Miller
Original Oil Painting, 2010
12 x 24 inches (30.5 x 61.0 cm)
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Steve Miller; Cactus Spring, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241  Western cactus hill country texas prickly pear blossom ranch landscape ...
Steve Miller
Original Oil Painting, 2010
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Steve Miller; Leddys, 2010, Original Printmaking Giclee, 12 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241    boots leddys footwear Fort Worth Stockyards Texas western limited edition giclee print signed numbered historic   ...
Steve Miller
Original Giclee, 2010
12 x 24 inches (30.5 x 61.0 cm)
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Steve Miller; The New Isus, 2010, Original Printmaking Giclee, 12 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241   Fort Worth Stockyards Texas western limited edition giclee print signed numbered historic  ...
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Original Giclee, 2010
12 x 24 inches (30.5 x 61.0 cm)
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Steve Miller; Resting, 2009, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  Texas longhorn hill country cactus yuca lansacape bulls cattle steer horns    ...
Steve Miller
Original Oil Painting, 2009
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Steve Miller; Design With Purpose, 2009, Original Pastel, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241     Pelican waterfowl pastels  ...
Steve Miller
Original Pastel, 2009
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Steve Miller; Red Bull, 2009, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Texas longhorn Stockyards bull cow western ...
Steve Miller
Original Oil Painting, 2009
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Steve Miller; Tried By Fire, 2009, Original Drawing Other, 14 x 19 inches. Artwork description: 241   World War II Soldier France ...
Steve Miller
Original Other Drawing, 2009
14 x 19 inches (35.6 x 48.3 cm)
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Steve Miller; Daddys Home, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  Western Cowboy boots wooden floor  ...
Steve Miller
Original Oil Painting, 2008
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm)
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Steve Miller; The Image Bearer, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 24 inches.
Steve Miller
Original Oil Painting, 2006
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm)
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Artist Statement

I have drawn and painted ever since I can remember. Pencil was always my favorite. I spent many hours as a child with a pencil and a piece of typing paper. In my late teens, I began to airbrush images on vans, motorcycle tanks, and T-Shirts. Later, I began creating illustrations for publications, and then on to creating graphics and animation on the computer for various companies/clients. Making a living seems to consume most of my time, but when things get slow or I find I have some extra time on my hands, the canvas seems to have an irresistible pull.

One day a friend of mine, mentioned that he was going out and painting small plein air paintings. I told him I'd like to go along sometime. We set a time in the late spring a few years back and I borrowed an easel and we hit the Texas countryside. We painted 3 small paintings throughout the day and I loved it. It was such a relief to get away from the computer screen and play with color. Now I take my easel with me when ever I travel and paint every chance I get. Since I began to paint those "plein air" paintings, I have also been doing some "studio" paintings from some of the places I have visited. They can be viewed at: http://www.journeyinoils.com

Why Paint?

I could probably tell you some long rambling about why I paint what I paint, but I'll just sum it up by saying this: I have come to see, from the days of my youth until this present day, that God created the universe and all that it contains. He created awesome beauty and living things for man (men/women) to enjoy. However, man fell into sin in the Garden of Eden. Sin begin to destroy man and the awesome universe God had created. It has become less than it was at creation and man is less than himself. All that remains is but a shadow of the former.

As I try to capture a small piece of the beauty that remains, I find that a painting emerges, with colors and a presence that can only be described as a place of the heart, a place beyond the horizon; a place desired for but yet untouched and unseen. It is a longing for that place in the Garden before the fellowship with God was broken.

I am glad that God has not left man and the universe alone. He sent Christ to die for the sins of man and restore him to fellowship with Himself. That is the story the Bible contains and the story written deep within the universe. That Story's hope can can be felt in the dawning of a new day, in the birth of a child; and, sometimes, it can be seen in the colors an artist sees as he tries to capture on canvas some un-met desire for another place. ...