Sherrill Miller studied art at U.C. Berkeley and Bennington College and
continued art studies at the Laguna Beach Art Center and Design. In the
early 1970’s, Miller became disappointed in college art programs, so she
pursued a long career in psychotherapy and career counseling. Miller
returned to painting landscapes as a way to connect with the
scenes she enjoys painting are the ones she is most familiar with: the
hills, oaks and eucalyptus of the North Bay; and the beaches of Laguna
where she spends her summers. She has seen how the population growth has
devastated the countryside of Southern California, so it is important to
her to paint scenes that may disappear.
December, 1997; with a small group of local landscape artists she helped
to form “BayWood Artists.” Their goal is help contribute awareness and
funds to preservation and conservation organizations. They have painted
for Marin Open Space, Baylands Advocates, Fish Friendly Farming, Bay
Area Ridge Trail, Russian River Keepers and other organizations. Last
year they painted for the Save Mount Diablo Association. This year they
are painting for the Marin Open Space District.
taken classes and workshops from various artists but in recent years is
most indebted to Van Waldron. She now teaches painting students through
the Marin adult education program.
a member of several art organizations including California Art Club,
Laguna Plein Air Association, American Impressionist Society, Oil
Painters of America and Art on the Farm.
Miller’s art work has been represented by the Bluebird Gallery in Laguna
Beach; Sausalito Art Collections and the Lito Gallery in Sausalito. She
has shown in both the Haggin and Riverside Museums. She has been a long
time artist with MarinScapes. She is was the featured artist for
MarinScapes in 2010.