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Namaste Art

The Meaning of Namaste Namaste is the traditional Indian way of greeting one another. It is a courteous gesture that embodies respect and equality. By putting the ego aside and placing the palms together, with a slight bow of the head, one communicates that “The divine in me bows to the divine in you.” It is a message greatly needed in a world so full of ego and division. The Paintings I had the pleasure of working on a series of paintings depicting this prayerful pose. Children from around the world, specifically India, Tibet and Tanzania, stand before sacred mountains.…

The Visual Story of a Visual Artist by Nathan Miller

Hello! If you’re reading this, thank you for visiting my blog! I’d like to share with you a little about myself and my work, and invite you to check out my online store. It’s brand new so I’m a little excited about it. 🙂 I’m originally from Tampa, FL, but most recently I spent five years in Nosara, Costa Rica, a small beach town known for monkeys, surfing and yoga. It was where I became a professional artist. Here are some photos I took while living in that beautiful place. I don’t know who this paddle boarder is, but he…

Support the Artists

Imagine the world without the arts… Think about it – no paintings, no crafts, no movies, no performances, no music, no literature. Now, think about this We always celebrate the artists once they make it big. We can’t get enough of them. And, yet, most suffered to get to where they are. Many were poor for years, working hard year after year, struggling, worrying, trying to make their mark, and being told by society that they were irresponsible takers who should get real jobs. The society that scolds the artists and believes they don’t deserve health care because of their…

The Pava Cool Art Show

Come see my work and the work of 74 other artists this weekend! If you are anywhere near Saint Petersburg, Florida, this weekend, please visit the PAVA Cool Art Show at the Coliseum. I will be showing everything I’ve been working on over the last six months! Please stop by and say hello! Info About the PAVA Cool Art Show from PAVA The 29th Annual Cool Art Show comes to St. Petersburg’s historic Coliseum July 15 and 16. It’s the perfect destination on a hot, Florida day, to see work from and talk with some of the area’s top artists.…

Saint Petersburg Art - Portraits by Nathan Miller

Emerging from the Jungle After five years of living in a small town in Costa Rica, and after spending a few months in Tampa, my home town, I am now ready to make Saint Petersburg, Florida, my home. I’ve been interested in St. Pete ever since I first learned of the dynamic art scene that continues to grow there. And, while much of my work depicts Costa Rican wildlife, I am expecting my focus to shift to portrait painting. And, honestly, I think there is a lot of room for a portrait painter in the Tampa Bay area. I adapt…

Portrait of a Young Woman - Art by Nathan Miller

Five Years in Costa Rica Nosara, Costa Rica, is where I began my journey as a professional artist and, after nearly five years of focusing on my art, I decided to take what I learned in the small beach town of Nosara, Costa Rica, to Tampa, Florida, in the United States. During the last couple years, even though I was living in Costa Rica, I noticed that more people from the United States were commissioning me to be a portrait painter for them. And so, it made sense to consider moving back to my birthplace to see where I could…

Circle of Life

A Healthy Ecosystem Tropical species are so beautiful that it’s hard not to be inspired by them, particularly when seen in their natural habitat. They are emotional beings clothed in a natural tapestry of color, patterns, and designs. These species are among the most celebrated animals in Costa Rica and other parts of Latin America. We should do our part to preserve their habitat and give them all the room to live as they were intended to live – free and unfettered by human interference. I think of the circle of life as being a healthy and natural balance, where…

Oneness Art - Paintings by Nathan Miller

A Baha’i Perspective Growing up as a member of the Baha’i Faith, I learned to appreciate the beauty in diversity, the power of cultural expression, and the common link that unites all of us. As a child and adolescent, I was extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to travel. I traveled to countries far from home often enough and for periods long enough that I began to see the entire planet as my home. I saw myself as a world citizen. My people were all people. The one thing that became foreign to me was the concept of division.…

Black Bear Painting Cover

The Florida Black Bear Hunt Reflection, a painting depicting the Florida Black Bear and its disappearing habitat, was commissioned by Adam Sugalski, the man leading the fight against the proposed Florida Black Bear Hunt. Adam and I met through Facebook a year ago when we got the news that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was considering open season on a species that, for the first time in twenty years, was no longer considered endangered. Being concerned for the bears, I read as much as I could about their status in the state of Florida. I learned that there…

Paddle Board Sunset

After three years of living in Nosara, Costa Rica, I’d like to share a selection of the photos that I have taken. I’d like to share a little bit about the world that inspires my art. As an artist, I am drawn to beauty and Nosara has plenty. There are beautiful plants and animals, along with beautiful relationships that I love to capture on camera. Many of these relationships can be seen on the beach when everyone from town gathers together to watch the sunset. Each sunset is like a masterful painting that reveals itself slowly as we sit back…