Katherine Muir Miller was born and raised in Montreal and now lives in Ottawa. As such, her work is distinctly inspired by her Canadian background. Miller aims, above all, to tell stories through her vividly hued landscapes, capturing impressions of memories made while traveling across Canada. Miller works as a full-time artist. She studied at the Ottawa School of Art and has been influenced by a range of artistic mentors. She has exhibited all across Canada at various art fairs, galleries, and shows, and operates her own gallery–the Katherine Muir Miller Gallery–in Perth, Ontario.
Miller’s artistic drive stems from her love for Canada’s panorama of stunning views and her own personal connection with nature. It also stems from her own fascination with color; her innate understanding of it translates into bold, dreamlike interpretations of Canada’s majestic landscapes. A vintage elegance washes over Miller’s Impressionist-inspired work, conveying the momentariness and simplicity so distinct of the Impressionist style. Not only do Miller’s paintings allow her to recapture her own memories within these landscapes, but they captivate the viewer by allowing us to enter the vistas of our own memory and relive personal moments with nature. Miller describes her muse as the “brilliant seasons of Canada.” Her work is, fundamentally, a passionate love letter to her country; fostering appreciation for what she holds dear. To Miller, when someone is able to deeply connect with her paintings, the natural beauty she portrays, the powerful story behind them, that is the greatest gift of all.