2013 Featured Artist, Glynnis Miller

The San Luis Obispo County Cattlemen’s Association is very honored to announce Glynnis Miller has been selected as this year’s Featured Artist for their 23nd Annual Western Art Show and Sale to be held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Glynnis Miller western artist California.

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.

Western artist Glynnis Miller.

Pencil artwork by Glynnis Miller "Into Morn" pencil by Glynnis Miller.

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".

Member of :
WAOW – Women Artists of the West Western Artists of America

2012 – Phippen Western Art Show – Prescott, Az PHIPPEN FAMILY AWARD & Second Place Drawing
2012 – Art in the Square – BEST IN SHOW – Southlake, Texas 2012 – Indian Wells Art Fest – First Place Drawing & BEST IN SHOW – Indian Wells, Calif.
2012 – Cattlemen's Western art Show & Sale – honored to be Featured Artist for 2013 show
2012 – American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum
2012 – "Cowgirl Dreamin" accepted into "The Russell" at the CM Russell Museum
2011 – "Frisco" accepted into The Bosque Art Classic, Clifton, Texas
2011 – First Place Drawing – Western States Horse Expo equine art show & sale
2011 – Peoples Choice Award – Cattlemen's Western Art Show & Sale, Paso Robles, Ca
2010 – BEST IN SHOW – Western States Horse Expo equine dream Art show & sale, Calif
2010 – First Place Drawing – Horses in Art Magazine
2010 – Cover Art Winner – Horses in Art Magazine Summer issue
2009 – Peoples Choice Award – Made in Clarkdale Annual Art Show & Sale
2009 – Award of Excellence – 9th Annual American Juried Art Salon Fall/Winter show

Longhorn artwork by Glynnis Miller
"Longhorn" pencil by Glynnis Miller.

Lean more about our featured artist on her website.