That Winter Day, Driving, When the Highway to Home Closed #6
Oil on panel
9 x 12 in.
$1,100.00 through Turner Fine Art in Jackson, WY

It was on multiple car trips in adverse winter weather conditions, one in which the highway to home did close, that this work found inspiration. Anxiety over her husband’s medical appointments in Salt Lake City accompanied these drives through Wyoming, Idaho and Utah from their rural home in Moran, Wyoming. However, the window views of compelling shapes and textures in the snow, ice and sleet resulted in a new approach to her art making, one that has become more textural and abstracted. A newer, tropical series is based on reactions to a change of place when she found herself in Florida during the initial virus sequestration.

The above work was chosen as a runner-up in Southwest Art Magazine’s Artistic Excellence 2019 competition and was featured in an exhibit at Turner Fine Art Gallery.

Bobbi Miller’s education includes bachelor and master degrees in Special Education with minors in Fine Art, which have been augmented with many, diverse national and international classes. Several notables are the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, the New York Studio school and workshops with Wolf Kahn and Wayne Thiebaud. After leaving the teaching world, she earned an associate degree in graphic design, and following freelance work, commenced her own art making.

Of utmost importance to her journey of Embracing Place, is a focus on the camaraderie resulting from initiating the gathering of artists, whether pioneering an art critique group in North Carolina or a plein air group in Wyoming as well as in supporting the arts community on a local level. Bobbi’s current concentration, motivated by the world-wide virus pandemic, is on Suicide Prevention Awareness. Proceeds from her sales of art prints currently benefit the National Foundation for Suicide Awareness. In the fall of 2021, an exhibit of her work will benefit a similar Jackson Hole, Wyoming non-profit organization. Details are forthcoming.

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