William H. Miller

Vibrance
Acrylic on Canvas and Posca Pens
36" x 36" x 1  ½"
William H. Miller
Myrtle Beach, SC
Artist Biography

William H. Miller is best known for his large contemporary abstracts paintings created using digital technology like the iPhone, iPad and computer and the traditional method of acrylic mixed media.
 
Currently living and working in Myrtle Beach, SC., William draws from his years in computer graphics, advertising and fine art to create pieces that embody the design concepts of  communication. After graduating from Parsons School of Design, he began his career as a  computer graphic artists and fine artist.
 
Art has always played an important part in his life, including his earliest memories as a child. His life as a full-time artist started in 2012 after the loss of his corporate job and the unexpected death of his father. Listening to his inner voice ,"Go be the artist you are meant to be." , William put his efforts into making that dream a reality. Trying not to focus on the negative and instead focus on creating art with a positive message. His motto is P.A.C.E. (Positive Attitudes Change Everything). What he enjoys about art is that it communicates ideas and connects people.

Creating abstracts allows him the freedom to address complex themes and emotions. The viewer can bring their own experiences to his art becoming part of the story based on what connects with them. William has always been an early adopter of new technologies. Like David Hockney, he uses the iPhone and iPad and various painting applications to explore the use of new tools to create art. Use of the iPhone allows William to create something everyday even if he is not in the studio.
 
He has shown and has collectors in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, New York City, Buffalo, Los Angeles, Florida, Vermont, Tennessee, and South Carolina. In 2013 he was awarded the John Ross Palmer "Escapist of the Year" for his success as a thriving full-time artist. He has "escaped" by constantly creating new series of art and selling them, producing monthly artwork through his WHM Foundation Project for a select group of collectors and
sharing his knowledge with others. Houston Mayor Annise Parker proclaimed June 30th, 2014 as William H. Miller Day for his contribution to the enrichment of the lives of Houstonians through visual art. In 2015, William moved to Myrtle Beach to live and care for his mother, and started his studio and gallery. He became a member of the City of Myrtle Beach Cultural Arts Committee and the Board of Trustees for the Franklin Burroughs Simeon Chapin Art Museum giving back to the local community. He has had the fortune of being selected to show his art in Lake City at ArtFields 2016 and 2017. He was awarded an Artist Venture Initiative Grant for 2016-2017 by the SC Arts Commission to create a new body of digital art. This body of work called "It Is What It Is" based on the passing of his mother was recently purchased by the Grand Strand Health. In 2018 a retrospective of the last ten years of his work "What You See Is What You Get" was shown at the Franklin Burroughs Simeon Chapin Art Museum.

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