Award-winning pencil artist, Julia Leigh Miller's master works are
proudly displayed in private homes and resorts from Australia to
Texas ....Pennsylvania to Los Angeles, and are individually recognized
as some of the finest of their kind in private hands. Julia's dynamic
earthy flair for capturing the soul of her subjects is a rare visual
pleasure seldom encountered in the relatively uncomplicated medium
of pencil on paper.
Horses, dogs, cowboys, all of nature, expressed with intricate
simplicity, achieve a powerful realism that springs honestly from
the artist's background and life experience. Born in 1961, the daughter
of a veterinarian, and raised in the small west Texas town of Ballinger,
Julia grew up riding horses, herding cattle, hauling hay, repairing
fences, and developing a healthy respect for hard work as well as
a deep love for the animals with whom she shared her rustic environment.
Attending college on an athletic scholarship and subsequently graduating
from Texas A&M with a degree in Animal Science, Julia followed
her childhood dream to become an actress, and in 1990 moved to Los
Angeles. Through hard study of her craft, and possessing a wholesome,
attractive, girl-next-door "look", Julia was able to realize
a measure of her dream and has enjoyed a successful career working
in television, film, and commercials.
Although a theatrical career has been a huge part of her life,
she recently decided to leave the big city behind and set out for
new adventures and a quieter life with Lucy by her side. And wherever
the two of them may roam, you can be certain that Julia will translate
the beauty that nature has to offer into many wonderful additions
to her body of work.
Julia's ability to express her gifts as an artist has been a source
of joy and inspiration to her patrons. Although it's been said that
"Art" is the heart of the artist, sometimes the "words"
of the artist help us to see the heart, as well:
"I've always felt that I'm being led wherever
I'm supposed to go. I may not understand it at
the time, but I feel I am here on this earth for a
reason. Sometimes the road gets really rocky,
but when I look back and see the paths that I have
traveled, I smile and I trust that He who guides me
knows where He wants me to be. I am happiest
when I'm following my heart....I guess we all are."
~Julia Leigh Miller