ARTIST’S STATEMENT: Lee Anne Miller
From earliest memory I have been intrigued by the forms and forces of nature. Early on, my sense of color, atmosphere and form was strongly influenced by the natural environment surrounding me in the West. These roots provided me with a rich exposure to a dramatic and varied landscape, which provided an early framework for a visual language.
The creation of a work of art never seems definable or repeatable but always retains something of the mysterious. The language of paint presents interpretation and metamorphosis, sometimes combining the simulation of the real with the ambiguity of the abstract.
Generally, I work in a series, whereby I focus for a period of time on a particular theme, location or idea. Personal experiences with nature are interpreted and enhanced through observation, imagination and memory. These elements of nature are transformed through various degrees of abstraction, preserving some ambiguous and enigmatic characteristics.