Debbie Miller

A Rhode Island native, I earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design.  Since then I’ve worked as a freelance artist, decorative painter, teacher and master painter at a folk art company.  In 2006 I made the transition back to painting full time.

I’m fascinated with the human form and the way a thought or feeling is suggested in a stance or look. I have a skill and passion for portraiture and paint regularly from a live model which strengthens all my paintings. 

Water and swimming are constants in my life. And while I may paint from a place of remembered experience, these paintings are stories told in gesture, palette, and posture of the subject. They are meant to invite the memories, dreams and feelings of you, the viewer.



-Rhode Island School of Design, BFA 1988

-Hartford Art School



-Bristol Art Museum,Bristol RI  2013 – featured artist

-Gallery at 30 Cutler St., Warren, RI  2013,2012,2010

-Providence Power Yoga, Providence RI 2013

-Gallery 65 on William, New Bedford, Mass 2012

-X Gallery, Warren RI 2011

-Imago Gallery, Warren RI “locals” 2011

-Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, Mass.  2012,2011

-Keesch Studio, Providence, RI “vicinity” 2011

-Bristol Art Museum, Bristol RI juried group show 2010

-Donovan Gallery, Tiverton, RI 2008-2012

-Gallery 297, Portsmouth NH 2007,2008,2009

-Gallery 297, Bristol RI ,2007,2008,2009

-Sunnyside Restaurant, Warren, RI 2010-2012

-Rachel Thompson Gallery, Florida 2009

-Greenwich Workshop Gallery, Conn. “Small works North America” juried 2007

-Gallery 297, ALRI assoc. show, juried 2007 – won- Best in Oils award

-Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI 1988



Hospice Rhode Island, Providence, RI

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