About Nathan Miller

Nathan Miller

Wildlife and Figurative Artist from Tampa Florida

Nathan Miller’s journey began as a child. He enjoyed drawing animals, people, dragons and dinosaurs. The Florida native was always known as the artist in the classroom. At the age of 15, he moved to Jerusalem, Israel, because of his father’s work. During his high school years, Nathan traveled to Kenya and Uganda, which would influence his art for years to come.

Midway through his senior year, Nathan returned to the U.S., where his family settled in Gainesville, Florida. After finishing his final semester at Buchholz High School, he enrolled at the University of Florida where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. After graduating, he accepted a Web Design position in Houston, Texas. Nathan Miller enjoyed life as a young professional in a large city with many other young professionals. But, after five years, he was ready for something new.

The Journey of Wildlife and Figurative Artist Nathan Miller

Nathan felt as though a part of him was being neglected. Although he was at home in the city and enjoyed his work environment, he knew he had to paint. Web Design was a job, but painting was a passion. And because he enjoyed surfing and exploring the outdoors, Costa Rica called him. He sold his belongings, stocked up on art supplies, and began the next chapter in his life.

For the next five years, Nathan dove into his art from the small town of Nosara, Costa Rica. He left web design and did everything he could to learn, grow, and evolve as an artist. The lifestyle was more laid back. It was exactly what he needed to focus on his work. In time Nathan would eventually exhibit his art in the Hidden Garden Gallery in Liberia, Costa Rica. He built a business specializing in giclée prints on stretched canvas, and eventually spent most of his time focused on commissioned paintings of wildlife and portraiture.

To be immersed in a culture of art and to take his work to the next level, Nathan Miller chose to return to the United States, where he created a home studio in St. Petersburg, Florida, a city known for its vibrant art scene. Since his move back to the US, Nathan has been recognized through awards at art festivals, art centers, and in national and international competitions. He has also been published in the Tampa Bay Magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, and the American Art Collector Magazine.

Today, Nathan resides in Covington, Georgia, and is represented by the Mary Martin Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina.

Nathan Miller can be reached by phone at 813-452-8963 or by email at info@nathanmiller.gallery. For more information follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nathanmillerfineart or Instagram @nathanmillerfineart.

Education

University of Florida – BFA in Graphic Design – 2004

Exhibitions

2021 – Dunedin Art Harvest – Dunedin, FL

2021 – International Guild of Realism Fall Salon Online Exhibition

2021 – Art Center Manatee – Create Exhibition

2021 – 8th Ave Gallery – Coexistence – Nathan Miller Solo Art Show – Ocala, FL

2021 – Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts – 110th Annual Art Exhibition (virtual)

2021 – Fusion Art Gallery – Into the Wild Online Exhibition

2021 – Contemporary Art Gallery Online – All Planet Earth Online Exhibition

2021 – Mayfaire by the Lake – Lakeland, FL

2021 – HelvetArt Spring Online Exhibition

2021 – International Guild of Realism Spring Salon Online Exhibition

2021 – Lake Wales Art Festival – Lake Wales, FL

2020 – Art Center Manatee – Create Exhibition – Bradenton, FL

2020 – Gasparilla Festival of the Arts – Tampa, FL

2020 – Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County – Bradenton, FL

2019 – Dunedin Art Harvest – Dunedin, FL

2019 – Ocala Arts Festival – Winter Park, FL

2019 – Hyde Park Village Art Fair – Tampa, FL

2019 – Lakewood Ranch Winter Fine Art Festival – Lakewood Ranch, FL

2019 – Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts – Ruskin, FL

2019 – Gasparilla Festival of the Arts – Tampa, FL

2019 – Gulfport Art Festival – Gulfport FL

2018 – Gulfport Art Festival – Gulfport FL

2017 – PAVA Cool Art Show – St. Petersburg, FL

2014 – Tierra Magnifica Nathan Miller Solo Art Show – Nosara, Costa Rica

2013 – Tierra Magnifica Art Show – Nosara, Costa Rica

2012 – La Luna Tres Pies Art Show – Playa Pelada, Costa Rica

Publications

“Nathan Miller – Solo Exhibition.” Art Show International. June 2021

“Collector’s Focus – Wildlife Art.” American Art Collector. May 2021 Issue 187. Pages 71 – 73

“Global Presence” American Art Collector. April 2021 Issue 186. Pages 61 – 62

“An Artistic Life: An Exclusive Interview with Nathan Miller” Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Online. February 25th, 2021

Tampa Bay Magazine. January/Feb 2021. Pages 114 – 116

Awards

Merit Award for “Forest Dream” – 2022 “Figure 3” International Art Competition – Art Show International

Talent Prize for “Kingdom of the Savanna Warrior” – 2021 “Animal 3” International Art Competition – Art Show International

Award of Excellence – 2021 Dunedin Art Harvest

First Place for “Kingdom of the Savanna Warrior” – 2021 Innovative Competition – American Art Awards

Third Place for “Forest Dream” – 2021 Acrylic Human Figure Competition – American Art Awards

Honorable Mention for “Portrait of Vickie” – 2021 2nd Portrait Competition – Art Show International

Honorable Mention for “Kingdom of the Savanna Warrior” – 2021 Create Exhibition – Art Center Manatee

Runner Up for “Voice of Nature” – 2021 “Figurative 2” International Art Competition – Art Show International

Runner Up for “Legend of the Jaguar Shaman” – 2021 Summer Grant Recipient – Art Show International

Runner Up for “Legend of the Jaguar Shaman” – 2021 “Animal 2” International Art Competition – Art Show International

First Place for “Voice of Nature” – 2021 “Spring” International Online Exhibition – HelvetArt

Judges Choice Award for “Where do we go from here?” – 2021 “All Planet Earth” – Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Best in Show for “Legend of the Jaguar Shaman” – 2021 “Into the Wild” Art Exhibition – Fusion Art Gallery

Judges Award | Exceptional Work – 2021 Lake Wales Art Festival

Best in Show – 2020 Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County

Award of Merit – 2019 Dunedin Art Harvest

Award of Excellence – 2019 Manatee Festival of the Arts

Friends of the Museum Award for “Where do we go from here?” – 2019 Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Best in Show – 2018 Gulfport Art Festival

First Place for “The Edge of Paradise” – 2012 “Art for Trees” (National art contest, Costa Rica) – Fundacion Fundadeico

Gallery Representation

Mary Martin Galleries, Charleston, South Carolina

The Plainsmen Gallery, Dunedin, Florida

Hidden Garden Gallery, Liberia, Costa Rica

Professional Artists Affiliations

International Guild of Realism, Joined January 2021