Learn more about Elena Miller, an abstract artist based in Erin, Ontario, Canada in our interview below. Her abstract art is described as luminous, ethereal and hypnotic.
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Elena Miller Ontario Artist
What’s the main inspiration for your art?
Music and visual textures found in stone.
What is the biggest goal you try to achieve with your art?
More beauty, more joy, something the viewer can get lost in.
What’s your favorite thing about being an abstract artist?
Freedom to paint with my heart and not my head.
Why abstract art and not other styles? Have you always created abstract art or did you start out creating other styles?
In my early years of learning about art, I had to copy masters to learn their style and how they painted. That created a lot of rigidity in my creativity. I embraced abstract style when I started working with encaustic medium.
What’s one thing people might not know about you and/or your art journey so far?
I have spent years doubting my creativity.
Did you always know you’d be an artist or how has your art journey progressed?
I always loved art, but it was always a hobby. I am 45 years old now and I can not imagine art not being part of my daily life. I am constantly inspired and when I don’t create, I can feel myself getting into this unpleasant emotional funk.
In your opinion, what’s the most important personal characteristic needed to embark on a career as an artist?
Persistence, consistency and trust in yourself.
Erin, Ontario Artist
What advice would you give up and coming abstract artists?
Create like you and not like someone else.
What’s your most fulfilling and enjoyable experience as an artist so far?
Letting go of control and tapping into the flow state is amazing (i am a pretty controlling person). Creating something out of nothing.
Do you have any favorite books or podcasts that have inspired your art career so far?
Podcasts: Art Juice, Curator on the Go, Expanded. Books: “The Creative Act” by Rick Rubin and “Letting Go” by David R. Hawkins
Where do you see yourself and your art 5 years from now?
I want my work to be in more homes and be part of more people’s daily life. The thought that my paintings bring joy, beauty and conversation makes me so excited.
What do you love most about abstract art?
Do you have any favourite quotes?
“Inspiration will come, but it must find you working”- Pablo Picasso
My paintings are inspired by music that I listen to and connect with when working. I love that sensorial experience of not only admiring my work with eyes, but also running your fingers over it ( i encourage people to touch my paintings) and listen to the piece of music that the painting is married to.
We hope you enjoyed getting know Elena Miller and seeing more of her beautiful abstract art collection.