I was reared in Oklahoma City and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Forestry. My wife Betty and I now reside in Fayetteville, AR.
At the age of 40, I began painting. My first teacher was Janice Clark. Although I did not know her at the time, she observed some of my work in a frame shop. She told the storeowner, If he does not think he knows it all, I would like to teach him. From that point on she began instructing me without charge. Around that time Janice was featured in a book entitled, A Fine Age CREATIVIY AS A KEY TO SUCCESSFUL AGING.
The following are the groups with which I am associated: Signature Member of Artists of NW Arkansas, Signature Member of Mid-southern Watercolorists, Plein Air Painters of the Ozarks, Artist Fellowship and an Associate Member of Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society, Inc.
I feel so blessed to have been an artist for over 30 years. Early in my training I was told to paint shapes and not things, and that is true to a point. Artists are also taught to paint warm against cool, dark against light, rough against smooth and so many, many other things concerning principles and elements of design. With so many thoughts and tools, I feel driven to express different things in different ways. Our God is an awesome Creator. To express joy in His gift is enough.
I hope you will take time to look at my original paintings website: http://willismillerart.com/ THANKS! I HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD DAY.