Artist Statement

My art is a place where I explore all 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 our choices that impact how the natural world flourishes or recedes around us. In recent years, I was introduced to fairy tales as a way to explore the so called Shadow Self in writing about one’s own life. I have since been inspired to carry that over to my artwork, to create and explore my own 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, strange stories, playing in the woods until sunset, and listening to the music of crickets and frogs at night. Throughout her grade school years she enjoyed making art, 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 also studied Drawing and Painting at the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art, took dance classes off and on for several years, and revisited her love of the written word through writing classes. Today she enjoys creating original works of art on the outskirts of Richmond, Virginia, where she’s inspired by nature, fairy tales and dark themes, identity, and our relationship with the environment.

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