The Art of Bruce Miller

Bruce Miller
Bruce Miller
Born in Minneapolis in 1952, Bruce Miller showed signs of artistic talent at an early age Given a set of acrylic paints for seventh grade art class, he painted exclusively with acrylics until 1999, when he began painting with oils.

After high school, Bruce majored in art at St. Cloud State University and expanded his horizons as a world traveler. He returned to Minnesota to seriously pursue his art career in 1975. Miller experimented with a variety of genres including portraits, landscape, abstract and surrealism. Being an avid outdoorsman and Eagle Scout, in 1981 he began painting wildlife.
 

Achievements Begin
In 1988 he won his first national contest
, Artist of the Year for the Michigan Wildlife Art Festival and since has won over 50 awards and been featured at several major art shows in the country.
 
He has won 23 conservation stamps including the 1993 Federal Duck Stamp and the 2007 Texas Duck Stamp. And was named  the 1999 Ducks Unlimited International Artist of the Year, The National Wild Turkey Federation Artist of the Year 2008 and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Artist of the Year in 2002 and 2011.  Miller's work has generated over $10,000,000 for conservation.
His work also has won critical acclaim, being selected for the Leigh Yawkey New Studio Woodson “Birds in Art” exhibition.  His paintings have won two 'Award of Excellence' honors, at the Natureworks art show in Tulsa.
 
 
In 1999, Miller was moved by some  art he saw at The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis. He decided to switch to oil and attempt to paint in the impressionistic manner. His work continues to evolve after 4 years of intense study, from 2000-2004.
 
He studied composition, value and color, and edges for the first time! Each morning from 8-10 am, Miller would read art books on the principles of good painting, and study the work of artists he admired.
 
Now he takes this knowledge, and the information he continues to learn and tries to create better paintings. He paints with oils on Belgian linen canvas.  He feels very fortunate to be a professional artist for the last 25 years.
 
Lifestyle and Comment
Thank you for visiting my site! The first half of the year I generally do wildlife paintings with a focus on the organizations I work with, such as the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Ducks Unlimited. 

 
My passions outside of art are bird and duck hunting, and fly fishing. I will fly fish for anything I can, but my favorite sport is doing a canoe float and fly fishing for smallmouth bass with popper flies. My family and I are fortunate to live on Lake Minnetonka, west of Minneapolis. We enjoy the lake, with swimming, fishing, boating, and sitting on the deck enjoying the view. Its Deb and I,  Maycelle-16 and Matt 14, and Charlie the cat. I'm in-between dogs right now, but stay tuned, we will be getting a puppy in July.
 
Thank you for your interest in my work and for stopping by,

 

Bruce Miller  |  BRUCE MILLER FINE ART 

3964 Enchanted Lane, Mound, MN 55346 |  612-240-3198