The Journey Center is honored to support local artists through displaying their work. We have Art Openings about every 6 weeks or so and the art stays up until the next rotation. We invite you to stop by our gallery whenever the Journey Center is open (M-F, 10 am-4 pm). Admission is free.
Join us to welcome Irina Miller and her artwork to the Journey Center Art Gallery.
In my art I like to capture the beauty of nature. I am inspired by the magical quality of the light touching an object or a landscape. In my painting, I attempt to capture the significance of the moment exploring color, light and shadow, and express them on the paper with various mediums and techniques. While painting, I am looking at nature as God’s perfect creation. I ponder and contemplate it… then I gently put it on the paper or canvas.
Most of my paintings are landscapes, still life and flowers. The objects of my artwork usually dictate what kind of medium I use. My favorite mediums are watercolor and pastel. I like watercolor for its transparency and fluidity, and pastel- for its vibrancy and simplicity. Sometimes I mix them to achieve a desired result. As an artist, I work to develop paintings that elicit positive emotions.
I have been living in Sonoma county for over 20 years, originally from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. I have always been interested in art and as a child I attended an art school. In 1980 for 2 years studied to be a designer. I earned a MA degree in Theater Directing and Drama from Tashkent State Institute of Art and Culture in 1986. Moving to the United States, I had to change my career, but still enjoyed painting as my hobby. I have exhibited my work regionally and received many awards for my art. This is my first personal art exhibit.