Mary 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. She also cultivated her talents in Cortona, Italy in an Art Studies Abroad program with the University of Georgia. In 1983, Mary graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico. During the years after graduation, her artwork graced the walls of a gallery owned by her parents, John and Judy Miller.
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” and “The Night Tacoma Danced”. 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 2015, Mary bought a "fixer-upper" in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico where she lives with her three cats, Othello, Dancer, and the newest member of her cat family, "Spice".
After a long hiatus from painting, due to chemical sensitivities to acrylic paint, and upon discovering water-mixable oil paints, she returned to painting in 2015 and is now devoting time to creating artwork. Mary joined a small co-op that same year and because of “growing pains” left them and has just become a member of the artists co-op, Taos Artist Collective and was also invited to show one of her paintings in the "Taos Select" juried art show in early October of 2016.