MMoA Artists Share: Janvier Miller

Janvier Miller is a potter who lives in Vero Beach, FL and summers in local Stonington, CT with her husband Gustaf.  Both of them are Elected Artist members at MMoA.

 

Janvier Miller had a solo exhibition of her paintings at MMoA in 2017 called Fans & Vessels.

 

Janvier Miller, Chinese Vase, Acrylic on canvas

“My paintings begin with studies on paper.  Each canvas takes about a month to complete.  I work on several at once trying for a balance between description and abstraction.  I enjoy playfully pushing paint around then slowly imposing order to create a unified picture.  I also am a potter. The vases naturally become subject matter.”

Scroll to see a previously recorded tour of her solo exhibition at MMoA and more!

 

 

Recent Work

Janvier recently appeared on the cover of her local paper’s Art & Theater section in Vero Beach, FL for her recent work while social distancing.

“Friends sent me selfies that I combined on this canvas.  Covid 19 virus has us all sequestered.  This project has filled the days.  My self portrait is 2nd from the right in the top row with Gus next to me.”

 

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Studio Tour

Video recorded in 2013, Janvier shows her recent marina paintings in her studio.

 

Her Process

Janvier shows how she uses a sketchbook to plan out her paintings and ceramic work.

 

2017: Fans and Vessels at MMoA

A look back at Janvier’s solo show in MMoA’s Schuster Gallery.

 

Her Ceramic Work

Janvier with her ceramic plates decorated with ducks, farmer gardening, and more!

 

SEE MORE BY JANVIER ON HER BLOG SITE

 

 

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