Our new tradition: Featured Artist
Every month we choose a local artist and highlight their work in our featured artist nook. Stop by the shop and take a closer look. We would love to see you!
Vicki Lee Miles
Featured Artist of the Month at Reflections Art and Framing is Vicki Lee Miles.
A little about our featured artist
Vicki Miles was born in Stratford, Ontario, and later moved to London. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto, as well as a Fine Art Diploma from Sheridan College in Oakville. She began her career with three years of teaching in Alberta, and subsequently enjoyed thirty years of teaching Visual Arts at the secondary school level within the Thames Valley District School Board.
Vicki is comfortable with a variety of different media, and paints with acrylics, oil, and watercolour. Subject matter begins with a photo exploration, usually of local places, spaces, and creatures. Suitable subjects, once framed within the camera viewfinder, are drawn and translated using the selected paint medium.
Sanctity of home, of those locations and landmarks that are close to us, that define us, and are an indelible part of our own histories, are subjects that most often call (demand) to be painted. The camera and the brush lead the artist, often in an unforeseen direction, to an inevitable conclusion. Whether experiencing the creative venture with her students, or, more recently, within the quietness of her own studio space, the lure and compelling nature of painting seldom wavers.
Less enamoured of the creative process are Gracie, the loveable Beagle, and Ruby, the irascible bird, who allow Vicki to live with them in Port Franks, Ontario.
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Framed my degree and an award I received upon graduation. They did an amazing job, quick turnaround and reasonable price.
Amazing service and prices. Leslie went above and beyond, and she was such a kind and genuine person!
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