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.
I had the pleasure of working with Reflections over the past few months with a few pieces. We were moving homes and wanted a fresh start with photos that reflected us. I had emailed Leslie, the owner about framing a giant Muhammad Ali photo inspired by something i saw on Arch Digest (when i say Giant...I mean MUCH TALLER THAN ME) and she completely exceeded my expectations. It looks better than the one we even sent her! Reflections takes pride in what they do.. they are professionals at a very affordable price. We are continuing to use Reflections to frame photos and even sports memorabilia for my husband. I would rate them 10 stars if I could! Lameese
Leslie was an absolute DELIGHT to deal with. We came in with a very sentimental piece we wanted framed and a budget. She was able to do something absolutely beautiful within our budget and we are forever greatful for allowing us to now proudly display our newly framed artwork. 100% recommend her services!
Leslie offers an excellent quality service! She certainly knows her stuff. Leslie went above and beyond with helping me with my DIY framing. The final product was exceptional. Will definitely be going back to this local company.
I am so happy with Leslie's excellent customer service and custom framing. It is easy to see that she is very passionate about her work and creating the best product.
We had a great experience here. Leslie was extremely helpful while assisting us in choosing the frames for our artwork. She has a great eye for detail, is super friendly, easy to chat with and provides great service and products. We couldn’t be more pleased. We highly recommend her and will definitely go back again in the future.