Glynnis Miller is a self-taught pencil artist who began drawing at a young age, winning her first award in 4th grade! She wanted to study art in college with the goal of becoming an artist, but “life” soon got in the way and the pencil was put aside as she married, raised her two children and enjoyed a rewarding nursing career. Glynnis finally began her career as a professional artist only after retiring from the medical field.
Glynnis’ work portrays her lifelong love of horses and the western lifestyle. The ranching community of Elko, Nevada was Glynnis’ home during her school years and the influence of Elko’s ranches, cowboys, rodeos and (of course) horses is evident in her artwork. She has owned and ridden horses for some 30 years and they hold a special place in her life, heart, and art. Glynnis is now enjoying her first two loves, horses and drawing, and building them into a rewarding second career with multiple honors and awards.
The pencil, graphite or charcoal, is Glynnis’ medium of choice. Each drawing is meticulously planned and the result of hundreds of hours with the tiny tip of a sharp pencil. Patience and focus are a requirement with this simplest, yet complex medium.
“My goal is to create texture, contrast and form with painstaking layering and shading resulting in a drawing that leaps off the paper. I am trying to capture beauty and soul, regardless of the subject matter. Beauty has the power to evoke powerful emotions and fill us with awe and wonder. It is my desire to inspire these feelings and provide food for the soul through my art”.
Awards & Events:
April 5-7, 2013 ~ Cattlemen's Western Art Show FEATURED ARTIST!
Nov., 2o12 ~ Mountain Oyster Club Western Art Show, Tucson, Arizona
Nov., 2012 ~ Women Artists of the West "WAOWing the Texas hill country" show at the R.S. Hanna gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas
Sept., 2012 ~ Bosque Art Classic Art Show & Sale, Clifton, Texas
August, 2012 ~ American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum annual show, Amarillo, Texas
May, 2012 ~ Phippen Western Art Show & Sale ~ Phippen Family Award and Second place Drawing
May, 2012 ~ Tulsa Mayfest ~ First Place Drawing
April, 2012 ~ Art in the Square, Southlake, Texas ~ BEST IN SHOW!
April, 2012 ~ Indian Wells Arts Festival ~ First Place Drawing and BEST IN SHOW!
April, 2012 ~ Cattlemen's Western Art Show & Sale
March, 2012 ~ C.M. Russell Museum "The Russell" art auction to benefit the museum ~ "Cowgirl dreamin" accepted
Sept, 2011 ~ Bosque Art Classic Art Show & Sale, Clifton, Texas
June, 2011 ~ Western States Horse Expo Equine Dream Art Show ~ First Place Drawing
April, 2011 ~ Cattlemens Western Art Show & Sale ~ Peoples Choice Award
June, 2010 ~ Western States Horse Expo Equine Dream Art Show ~ First Place Drawing & BEST IN SHOW!
March -April, 2010~ E-Go gallery Black & White exhibit
March, 2010 ~ Juried into the 30th Annual Sedona Arts Center Juried Art Show & competition
February, 2010 ~ "Pure Concentration" ~ First place winner~ Cover art competition for "Horses in Art" magazine. This drawing will be on the cover of the magazine in the Summer 2010 issue plus a full article inside.
December, 2009 ~ "Into the Morning" ~ Peoples Choice Awardat the "Made in Clarkdale" Annual Art Show
October, 2009 ~ "The Miracle" ~ "Award of Excellence" winner in the 9th annual Fall/Winter show of the American Juried Art Salon
Northwest Horse Source Magazine April 2012- Cover art "Outlaw Storm"
Western Art & Architecture - June 2012
Western Art & Architecture - January 2012
Western Art & Architecture - April 2011
Horses in Art Magazine - Cover Art "Pure Concentration"