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Contemporary artist JD Miller combines chromatic

he was eighteen. Following a B.S. degree from the

expression with a sculptor’s application of paint to create

University of North Texas, he apprenticed in sculpture

multi-dimensional images on canvas. The result is an

and ceramics with master sculptor, John Miller, at

emotional explosion of 3D sculptural oils that create

Texas Women’s University. While advancing his artistic

a unique mood and signature ambiance. Traveling

techniques, he also studied oil painting with master

extensively throughout the United States, Jamaica, Costa

colorist, Liz Richardson, for two years before beginning

Rica, Cayman Islands, and Mexico, Miller creates everything

his professional painting career in 1998. In October of

from expressionistic landscapes to abstract reflections of

2004, Miller founded the “Reflectionists,” a group of

the human spirit. The early basis for his visual style was

artists whose work mirrors the positive power of life and

formed by emulating the vivid colors on deft lines of the

of the universe. By applying his philosophic principles of

cartoon masters, Walt Disney and Walter Lance.

“Reflectionism” towards his artwork, Miller has transformed the landscape of oil painting. Recognition of his 3-D oil

In his early years, Miller studied the guitar, trumpet,

and piano, playing nightclubs when he was sixteen and eventually becoming a studio musician by the time

technique has become widely acknowledged by both artists and collectors alike. Miller presently works out of his studio in the Design District of Dallas.

“ I call myself a Reflectionist artist because I believe that the universe mirrors each of us in a unique way. My goal as an artist is to interpret that phenomenon, on my art is a multi-dimensional reflection of life on the way I perceive the world.�

Autumn Evening 3D Oil on Canvas 24” x 20”

Exuberant Morning 3D Oil on Canvas 40” x 30”

Sundrop Flower Sonata 3D Oil on Canvas 48” x 36”

Chromatic Garden (with detail) 3D Oil on Canvas 30” x 24”

Heavenly Lillies II 3D Oil on Canvas 30” x 40”

Red Rush Summer 3D Oil on Canvas 48” x 48”

Flowers in the Sun 3D Oil on Canvas 36” x 24”

Carmel Reflection II 3D Oil on Canvas 30” x 24”

Violet Afternoon II 3D Oil on Canvas 18” x 14”

Sunrise Vineyard (with detail) 3D Oil on Canvas 24” x 24”

Le Lagoon Ladouceur 3D Oil on Canvas 62” x 42”

Big Sur Reflection 3D Oil on Canvas 30” x 40”

Pebble Beach Adventure 3D Oil on Canvas 30” x 40”

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ “ I was born in San Diego, California, and though I left at

and seascapes, specifically those of Big Sur and Pebble

a very young age, I have always felt a visceral connection

Beach. As a Reflectionist artist, it is my goal to truly mirror

with my home state. In my recent travels to Carmel and

the world and express how I feel about this amazing

Monterey, I have become inexplicably taken with the

universe we inhabit. My California series captures the

beauty of the color, dimension and breadth of the land

essence of my connection to the Pacific Coast.”

Carmel Mission Afternoon 3D Oil on Canvas 24” x 30”

Exuberant Aspens 3D Oil on Canvas 30” x 40”

ABSTRACT THOUGHTS “ When I create my abstract paintings, I essentially leave

Aspen Mosaic Evening 3D Oil on Canvas 30” x 24” when a painting is complete and see what has been

my body and mind at the studio door and let the energy

revealed to me. Much like gazing at clouds, I simply look

of the universe flow directly through me and onto the

at the finished piece and think about what it reminds me

canvas. I have no expectations of colors, images or

of. The titles are all done after the fact and are a reflection

subject matter and let whatever happens occur without

of what I perceive in each finished work.”

premeditation or intent. It is always a joy to step back

Cobalt Dream 3D Oil on Canvas 60” x 96”

Chromatic Reflection 3D Oil on Canvas 48” x 48”

EDUCATION University of North Texas 1978 Texas Women’s University 1979-80

B. S., Magna Cum Laude Graduate School

GALLERY REPRESENTATION Samuel Lynne Galleries The Russell Collection Houshang’s Gallery DE Fine Art Syd Entel Galleries

Dallas, TX Austin, TX Santa Fe, NM Atlanta, GA Safety Harbor, FL

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS Samuel Lynne Galleries The Russell Collection Houshang’s Gallery Syd Entel Galleries

2008-2011 2007-2011 2011 2006-2009

MUSEUMS Meadows Museum - SMU University Art Collection Jesuit Dallas Museum

Dallas, TX Dallas, TX

SELECTED RECOGNITION & AWARDS Official Artist - Shakespeare Dallas 40th Anniversary; Dallas, TX Official Artist - Savor Dallas Event; Dallas, TX Official Artist - Black Tie Dinner; Dallas, TX Official Artist - DIFFA Dallas; Dallas, TX Rising Star in Art - Fashion Group International; Dallas, TX

April 2011 March 2011 November 2010 March 2009 November 2007

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS Dallas Hotel Magazine - “Art Now” Grand Luxe - “Reflections of a Man” Multi-housing Professional - “The Big Picture” “JD Miller : Reflectionist” Deluxe Fine Art Book THE Magazine - “Universe of : JD Miller” Art Business News Magazine - Emerging Artist Dallas Business Journal Modern Luxury Magazine - “The Radar Art” LUXE Magazine - “Instinctive Painter”

Fall 2010 June 2010 August 2009 May 2009 May 2009 February 2009 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008

CORPORATE INSTALLATIONS “Driving Through Fire” - Sewell Cadillac Selected Installations - Gables Park 17 Residences “Siena Park Irises” - Siena Park Luxury Residences “EnV Chicago Cityscape” - EnV Luxury Residences

Dallas, TX Dallas, TX Arlington, VA Chicago, IL

Š All artist images and works copyright of JD Miller Graphic design & layout by Michael Feavel Front & back cover photography by Jaime Lynne Miller Inside front cover photography by Terri Glanger

JD MILLER l Reflectionist 2012  
JD MILLER l Reflectionist 2012  

Contemporary artist JD Miller combines chromatic expression with a sculptor’s application of paint to create multi-dimensional images on can...