It all started whenMary Miller grew up in the quaint resort town of Red River, New Mexico. She always knew she wanted to be an artist and enrolled in the arts program at the University of New Mexico. In the summer of 1982, she cultivated her talents in an Art Studies Abroad program with the University of Georgia in Cortona Italy. In 1983, Mary graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico. From 1989-2007 Miller lived in the Seattle area of Washington State where she was active, showing her artwork in a variety of settings. These included solo shows at Seattle University, Boston Scientific and various cafes, as well as juried shows that included Bumbershoot, “From Here to There”. She also completed a commission for the city of Redmond, Washington “Volunteer Arts Awards”. She also participated in two shows titled “Salon Refuse” in Vancouver, Washington and “The Garbage Show” at Gallery OK in downtown Seattle. These shows featured art made with recycled materials. In 2008 she returned to New Mexico where she reacquainted herself with the beauty of northern New Mexico and after a long hiatus from painting, due to chemical sensitivities to most paints, she returned to painting in 2015 (upon discovering water-mixable oil paints) and has been painting up a storm ever since. In October of 2016, Mary's painting, "Crooked Crosses" was chosen to hang in the "Taos Select" juried art show. In July of 2018 Mary showed her work at the Red River Community House and in August of the same year, she was a part of the Questa Studio Arts Tour in Questa New Mexico.
2019 HIGHLIGHTS Ms. Miller’s painting “Selfie” was juried into the 9th Annual TCA Self Portrait Exhibition from January 10 - March 4, 2019 Location: The Encore Gallery of TCA, Taos, NM. Her paintings, “Fence” and “The Mystery” were accepted into “Fences”, a juried show at the Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos, NM, March 8, 2019..Mary once again joined a group of talented local artists at the Red River Community House in Red River, NM for the Second Annual Local Artist Exhibit on July 5-6.. As last year, Mary was a part of this year’s Questa Studio Arts Tour on August 17-18. Mary had two paintings in the Taos Town Taos and Beyond (Open Studio Tours in Northern New Mexico) show at Taos Town Hall, August 1-October 5th See more of Mary's Work on her Website www.whimsymine.com