I’m inspired by nature, fairy tales and dark themes, identity, and our relationship with the environment. —Sherrie
My art is a place where I explore the dark and lovely things in life that coincide with that which we are often led to fear or avoid.—Mortality, our smallness in the universe, and choices that impact how the natural world flourishes or recedes around us. As part of this, fairy tale elements have become a way for me to examine the Shadow Self, to recognize the darker or more hidden aspects of who we are in the space of our limited existence. Inspired by this approach, I create an inner world inhabited by plants, animals, and representations of the human presence, where all things manifest together within a dreamlike environment.
Sherrie Miller grew up in rural Virginia, where she developed a love of nature, playing in the woods until sunset, and listening to the music of crickets and frogs at night. Throughout her grade school years she enjoyed creative writing and drawing, and went on to attend Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts. There she was part of a diverse arts community and received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking and a minor in Art History. She later studied Drawing and Painting at the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art, then pursued a career in graphic design. Today she enjoys creating original works of art, including painting and drawing, on the outskirts of Richmond, Virginia.
All works on this site ©Sherrie Miller.