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

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

2013-Providence Power Yoga, Providence RI

-2012Gallery 65 on William, New Bedford, Mass

2011-X Gallery, Warren RI

2011-Imago Gallery, Warren RI “locals”

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

2011-Keesch Studio, Providence, RI “vicinity”

2010-Bristol Art Museum, Bristol RI juried group show

2008-2012-Donovan Gallery, Tiverton, RI

2007,2008,2009-Gallery 297, Portsmouth NH

2007,2008,2009-Gallery 297, Bristol RI

2010-2012-Sunnyside Restaurant, Warren, RI

2009-Rachel Thompson Gallery, Florida

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

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

1988-Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI



Hospice Rhode Island, Providence, RI

Private collections throughout the United States and Canada, England, Germany and Norway

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