From earliest years, Becky Miller’s artwork has revealed her deep fascination with the organic movement and individual personalities that characterize all living things. Her goal as an artist is to show the viewer the world she sees, one that is incredibly beautiful and complex, vibrant and vigorous. She sees her purpose as an artist as opening people’s eyes and hearts to the natural world so that they will fall in love with it as she has.
Becky spent two years studying painting and drawing under Roger Blum, and design, composition and art history under John Carstens. She also studied the human figure extensively for several years at Hipbone Studio in Portland, Oregon under Jeff Burke. She has additionally been mentored her mother-in-law, well-known Western artist Vel Miller, and by Oregon artists Douglas Haga, Michael Gibbons, and Ivan Kelly.
Becky has shown and sold her paintings and drawings in several galleries in California, Washington and Oregon. Over the past twenty-five years, in addition to creating her own fine art work, she has created several commissioned works of art, a large wall mural, numerous graphic design projects, and many book and cover illustrations.
In 2010, she entered four of her watercolor paintings in the 2010 Celebrate Arts show in Florence, Oregon. All four pieces won awards. She had a one-woman invitational show at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon during the summer of 2011 and was juried into The Artist’s Vision: A Juried Exhibit, part of the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts in the summer of 2011, where she won an Honorable Mention for one of her oil paintings. In late 2011, two of her paintings were juried into the “Celebrating Artistic Expression” exhibition at William Jessup University in Rocklin, California.
In November and December of 2011, she was the featured artist at Shearwater Gallery in Seaside, Oregon. In February, 2012, her art was the subject of a feature article in Willamette Living Magazine. In 2013, and again in 2018, she was invited to participate in a group show highlighting oceanic themes at the Oregon State University’s LaSells Stuart Center. She also had a one-woman invitational show at WineStyles in Corvallis in October and November, 2013. In 2014 and 2015, her work was juried into year-long shows at the Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center in Newport, Oregon. Additionally, one of her pen & ink drawings is part of the permanent collection of the Yaquina River Museum of Art in Toledo, Oregon. Her work was also featured in 2016 and 2017 at Cole Gallery in Edmonds, Washington.
Becky was one of four artists-in-residence at Skybound Art Gallery in Toledo, Oregon from July, 2010 through October, 2011. From there, she opened her own studio gallery in Toledo’s Arts District, where she also taught private lessons, from 2012 through 2017. During this time, she was represented by Ozone Fine Art in Newport and Ryan Gallery in Lincoln City. For many years, she served on the Board of Directors for Toledo’s Annual Labor Day Weekend Art Walk and on the Resource Council for the Yaquina River Museum of Art.
In 2017, Becky relocated to her hometown of Reno, Nevada. She now is an artist-in-residence at Studio 2035 in Reno and is now beginning her exploration of desert flora and fauna.