Dianne Miller graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History.  She worked in historical interpretation developing, writing and illustrating programs for children and adults with the National Park Service, the Virginia State Parks, and the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.  Her work has been shown in her adopted city of Richmond, Virginia, at the Eric Schindler Gallery, with the Women’s Art Caucus of Richmond, at the First Unitarian Church’s Gallery Show and the Richmond Public Library.  She had a one-woman show at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Her work is in numerous private collections.

     During her childhood, Dianne Miller lived in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, a few farms away from the studio and home of Andrew Wyeth.  Even as a young child, she was aware of Mr. Wyeth’s work and his impact on American art.  His commitment to capturing the American landscape resonated with her.  Her early work in watercolor won praise and her plein-air watercolors of landscapes and gardens were widely collected.  She eventually started experimenting with oils and uses many of the techniques she mastered as a watercolorist in her oil painting, infusing her paintings with the light and spontaneity of a watercolor combined with the permanence of oils.

      Dianne Miller lives in Virginia with her husband and two daughters.  Her landscapes capture the modern-day realm of people exploring the natural environment.  The American landscape once treated by artists as an object of reverence and mystery is now an opportunity for every person to recreate and relax. People and pets enjoy the great outdoors in her work.  A contemporary interpretation also permeates her stylized still lifes.  They reflect her appreciation of the simplest objects, creating works that have an undercurrent of abstraction.  Both her landscapes and still lifes reflect a contemporary sensibility and an astute eye.