California artist Lorelle Avonne Miller expresses a lifetime of developed technique and personal investigation in her works that comprise oils, pastel, marble sculpture, and other mediums. Evidenced in her artwork is a unique sensitivity for mood and emotion, which offer a glance into the deeper wells of her experience.Ms. Miller shares her visions of natural beauty and the intensity of the human experience through her paintings and sculpture. She utilizes a broad yet finely tuned spectrum of media, each of which contributes to her expression in visual art. Her subject matter has been generally figurative throughout most of her career, but expressed within it is a deep-seated passion for nature. The extraordinary challenges of landscape and plein-air painting have fed her continuing hunger to grow as an artist and a painter.
Ms. Miller graduated from California State University, Northridge, earning her BA in art with special emphasis on illustration, graphic design, and sculpture. She continued with graduate work in sculpture and illustration and later received a professional designation as a Teaching Artist from the Music Center Education Department and the Los Angeles Arts Commission. She began her career working for biomedical entrepreneur Alfred E. Mann, starting with Pacesetter Systems and eventually growing to include Minimed, Mannkind, and Advanced Bionics. She developed and managed a corporate graphic-arts department and led project teams to creatively achieve communication and education goals through a variety of print, graphic, and audiovisual formats. Ms. Miller served as the company’s corporate graphics manager for 15 years and also worked as a freelance graphic artist and illustrator while continuing to develop her skills as a fine artist in oil painting, pastels, and sculpture.
Ms. Miller’s desire to develop as a painter, a street artist, and a sculptor brought her to the doorsteps of many master artists that include Morgan Weistling, Mian Situ, Lynn Gertenbach, Margot Lennartz, Joseph Mendez, Ryan Wurmser, David Leffel, Rose Frantzen, Karl Gnass, Mark Westermoe and Kurt Wenner. She has continued her development in stone sculpture and has attended the Marble Symposium in Colorado. There, she had the opportunity to work with many renowned master carvers from around the world.
Ms. Miller is also known for her involvement as a Madonnara (street painter). Over the last 24 years, she has been an invited and featured artist in countless festivals throughout California and others in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Norway. There, she has demonstrated her passion for beautiful pastels, working individually and on international team projects, and has received prestigious awards. She continues to work as a freelance 2D and 3D street painting artist for We Talk Chalk on various corporate and international projects.
Ms. Miller has taught teachers the correlation between art and science for the ESCAPE program sponsored by UCI, Segerstroms Performing Art Center and the Orange County Department of Education. She also has been a teaching artist in residence for Arts Teach through Segerstroms Persforming Art Center for several years. She has been involved with teaching fine arts classes for College of the Canyons for 15 years and taught plein air painting workshops for Ventura College. She has also taught in the Saugus School District and was an instructor at SCV-Arts in Santa Clarita for 10 years as well. She has also served as chairman and vice chairman of the Arts Advisory Board for the City of Santa Clarita. She presently gives private instruction in painting and continues to teach street painting nationally and internationally.