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 and allows the viewer to ’see’ color. It’s my desire 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. I hope to inspire these feelings and provide food for the soul through my art that may be enjoyed for a lifetime.”