Studio with small field sketches displayed

Jeremiah Miller

Contact information

U.S. Mail:
Post Office Box 82
Belews Creek, NC 27009-0082


Jeremiah Miller lives in rural North Carolina in a home that he built himself deep in the woods.
The subjects of his paintings are intimate depictions of his environment, the interiors and
exteriors of his home and studio and the regional landscape that he loves to explore. His
paintings evoke feelings of solitude and silence and tend to dissolve into abstraction.

He received a BFA from the Ringling College of Art & Design and a BFA & MFA from the
University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has served in the North Carolina Visiting
Artist Program as Artist-in-Residence at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat
Rock, NC and at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC and as Artist-in-
Residence in Camden, SC. In 2000 he served as Tennessee’s Millennium Artist-in-
Residence for “Artists & Communities: America Creates for the Millennium.”

Past Exhibitions Selected Collections Map to Studio Community Projects Work with Kids

"Coosawhathie Bottom", 1989, oil on canvas, 80 x 104 inches
Collection of Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC

I approach painting as an celebration of the spirit. The solitude of the landscape offers special
sanctuary for me to explore subconscious attitudes about the land and my craft. I
believe that through a genuinely unselfconscious act of painting, something new and
self-revealing will emerge, something honest and natural that will also ultimately reveal an
essential quality of the subject.

Comments About the Paintings

"To come face to face with one of Jeremiah Miller’s large landscape paintings is to become mesmerized by a virtual wall of pure color. Up close the work is surprisingly abstract. The assertive texture and gestural brushwork belie its representational nature. Step back a few feet and the colors work their majic. Blending with the eye to create a vivid impression of nature.”
Thomas Jones, Director, Danville Museum of Art & History,
writing in exhibition monograph Momentary Solitude, Deland Museum of Art

“… a rough, clear vision.
Asheville Citizen, Asheville, NC

“The way he paints with color, the way he uses light and lush texture of his brush strokes give an allure to the mystery of a distinctive region of this country-the South. (His)… paintings depict a mood of solitude and silence and tend to dissolve into abstraction.”
Paul Figueroa, Director, Gibbes Museum of Art, quoted in Charleston Magazine

"Miller’s formlas produce tactile as well as visual pleasures.”
Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, FL

“Standing in front of Miller’s huge landscapes… I felt that I had jumped into the briar patch. These paintings are of places I know… often tight views, close-ups enlarged on mammoth canvases, of places I have found myself more than once, lost…. Everything one might see or hear in such a forsaken spot is in the atmosphere: the call of an unfamiliar bird, the snap of a twig, the still water standing at the base of vine-wrapped tree trunks, the rustle of naked branches, silence.”
Kathleen Vereen, Omnibus, Charleston, SC

“…Miller has enhanced his chosen imagery with a point of view which places us in the middle of his painted forest. Once there, we witness an obsession with color, with the sensual quality of paint, with the natural movement of hand & brush. As a result, the viewer may gain something of the essential quality of trees, an impossible feat with self-conscious tools.”
Arts Journal

“… serenity and inner joy is vibrantly and brilliantly depicted in his paintings”
Dimensions , Raleigh, NC

“Originality is little short of a signature… and it is attractive. Some of these pictures reach out and stop the passerby in his tracks. A studied glance will reveal much more than at first noticed. This, despite the fact that there is nothing esoteric or bizarre about these pictures. Their content is familiar places & people in routine activities.”
Key West Citizen, Key West,FL (1975)

“… in (Miller’s) environment we find a roadside stop where we imagine Thomas Cole’s Voyage of Life sailing through Jackson Pollock’s Autumn Rhythms.”
Tom Stanley, Director, Winthrop University Galleries, writing in the exhibition monograph In the Wild, Gibbes Museum of Art
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