Michael G. Miller Fine Art
Anderson, Indiana 46012
765 621 5695
I have been painting for the last 31 years or so and have been blessed to have received expert instruction from Mr. Gene Mako while, at the same time being a golf professional, having access to some of America’s greatest golf courses. Hence, I have specialized in golf course landscape painting as well as still life, traditional landscape and religious art.
I believe my golf landscapes are unique in this genre as I am the only artist I know of who paints both “historical” and contemporary golf settings, while seeking deadly accuracy in representing the golf architect’s design, and employing broad “poetic license” in portraying mood and feeling through atmospheric effects like, time of day, weather and season. I have illustrated two books, “The Art of Golf Design” and “The Golden Age of Golf Design” for golf historian and author, Geoff Shackelford as well as many covers for books, magazines and periodicals, including Golf World’s “Arts” issue (Nov. 2010) in which I was also one of the article’s featured artists.
I relocated to Anderson IN from Los Angeles in 2007 to marry the beautiful Joyce Martin and now work in my 4th floor studio in the Union Building in downtown Anderson. If you are ever able to find Anderson IN, please feel free to visit the studio (#451).
Golf architects Gil Hanse and Ben Crenshaw have acquired his paintings. According to Hanse,
“The game of golf has been blessed with many talented artists focusing on the beautiful grounds upon which the game is played. In this era the work of Mike Miller is head and shoulders above the other artists focusing on golf. His paintings clearly evoke the feelings of the work of Harry Rountree, capturing tones and moods that pervade golf courses. As opposed to the mainly illustrative work of his contemporaries, Mike is able to put on canvas the subtle shades and nuances that add to the texture and feel of a real golf course. His focus on historic paintings has also resurrected many discussions about the true look and character of a golf course. I love old golf courses and new courses that feel old, Mike paints in a style that is able to capture that feeling perfectly.”
1998 to present-Self employed artist
2001 -“One-Man” show at the United States Golf Association Museum, Far Hills, NJ.
2000 -“One-Man” show at the World Golf Hall of Fame Museum, St. Augustine, Florida
1993-1998 – Head Golf Professional and Director of Golf at the Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, CA.
1981- 1993 Head Gold Professional and Director of Golf at MountainGate Country Club, Los Angeles CA
1986 to present – Mentored by Gene Mako of Gene Mako Galleries. Los Angeles, CA.
1986 – Brentwood Art School, Los Angeles, CA – Art
1985 – UCLA Extension. Los Angeles, CA – Art
1964- 1969 San Fernando Valley State College
(California State College Northridge)
Graduated BA History