Art for the
Heart and Soul
mixed media creations
by Patti Miller
The images in my paintings are inspired by the beauty of nature and my spiritual journey. My favourite medium to work with is oil paint, because of the deep richness of the colours. I add mixed media into the oil paintings to add texture and variation. I also create illustrations in ink, coloured pencil and water colour. See my online store to see what I have created!
I have a playful, whimsical style that comes from a nurturing connection to the “Inner Child” in all of us. It is my belief that nurturing your inner child in a loving way is a big part of healing. It is my hope that my art can be used in a way that takes people into their hearts. It is my prayer that my art brings joy and love to the world.
My paintings portray the interplay of the masculine and feminine energies, the ancestor spirits, the spirits of nature, and the Divine energy that vibrates through all forms of life. My art allows the viewer to open the door to the realm of the invisible.
I am inspired by the time I have spent in Hawaii, studying the healing arts. I have spent endless hours enjoying the beauty of the ocean, connecting with the dolphins and the whales, hiking in the mountains and kayaking the rivers of the islands. I was deeply moved by my time in Hawaii, and it has provided me with endless inspiration and the spirit of Aloha forever lives inside of me. I find my art is a way to transport me back to the islands, and to take Hawaii with me wherever I go!
BC Canada is my home, so I spend alot of time in the forests and at the ocean here as well. Here, on the Sunshine Coast, wildlife can be seen everywhere, and this unique environment provides a strong energy for creativity.
I collect rocks, shells and beach glass from the beaches of the Sunshine Coast, and add them to my art. When I go to Hawaii, I find cute little shells and pieces of coral on the beach that are very beautiful. I add these into the paintings I create. This way the energy of the land can be felt in the pieces I create.