Everyone has a story to tell. I use creativity, imagination and technique to tell a story that lifts and encourages others.”Colleen Miller
My mixed media art represents a visual language that I use to bring a reflection of life, reflect nature and movement and joy to the viewer.
Throughout all the mediums that I use to do artwork, there are several common threads. My style centers around richly detailed, layered images which engage the viewer and encourage him/her to spend time absorbing more than the surface level. I frequently refer to my style as “more” – I use more tools, more techniques, and more visual components to bring depth to the pieces. I employ colorful patterns to strike at the viewers’ emotions and I obsess over the details. I believe if viewer’s see all of the parts, patterns and details, it brings a more comprehensive and emotional image to bear.
I don’t limit myself to specific tools or mediums. To me, mixed media equals freedom.
Colleen grew up in New Jersey and currently resides in Lawrence and has a studio in Lambertville. She exhibits in local shows and has work in local retail shops. Colleen also volunteers for HomeFront’s Artspace.
Colleen graduated from Rutgers in 1984 with a B.A. in communications. She also studied media management at the University of Missouri Graduate School of Journalism.
- Beyond Pink Art Show, YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center, West Windsor, NJ – Oct 2022-Jan 2023
- ArtJam, Pop-up Gallery, Homefront’s ArtSpace, Princeton, NJ – 2017-2023
- The Holiday House, Market, Metuchen, NJ – December 2022
- HomeFront Holiday Market, Lawrence, NJ – November 2022
- Open Studio, Lambertville, NJ – October 2022
- THAT – The Hunterdon Art Tour – April/May 2022, work in Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
- The Second Half (50 & Older), Laguna Beach, CA (online), May 2021
- HomeFront Holiday Market, Ewing, NJ – November 2019
- Art All Day, Artworks, Trenton, NJ – November 2016-2019
- Artworks 10 X 10 Show, Trenton, NJ- December 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
- Ellarslie Open 35 Juried Exhibit, Trenton, NJ – May – July 2018
- Gratitude Show, Creative Collective/HomeFront’s ArtSpace, Ewing, NJ – November 2016 – January 2017
- Creative Collective, PEAC Fitness, Ewing, NJ– January 2017
- Creative Collective, Mercer County Public Library, Hopewell – March 2016
- Creative Collective, Mercer County Public Library, West Windsor – May 2016
- Botany & Zoology, South Brunswick Municipal Gallery, South Brunswick – April-May 2016