Eleanor Miller received her BFA from Connecticut College in New London, then studied at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. With sprawling fields, dense woods and big sky surrounding her Connecticut home, she doesn’t have to go far for to find inspiration for her ethereal oil paintings.
For Eleanor, painting is the result of quiet observation in nature, of that which is obvious to the eye and also the less obvious. Her paintings express a passion for nature, its power, beauty and its fragility. She is inspired by love, connection and personal concern for the natural world - with animals, fields, ponds and deep woods finding their way into her visual landscape. From the macro to the micro, Eleanor looks for novelty and the spirit of that which appears common.