Wayne Miller

Painting in the Narrative Tradition


My paintings are attempts to represent friendship, superstition, hope, ways of marking time, and the need for food, shelter and communication.

The paintings are usually done in series and refer to specific people, places and events such as a death in the West Indies, one summer in a small city, a writer’s Asian journal, a week in the life of a Chinese prostitute and an American face reflected in a mirror.

Images from these experiences — a footprint, a hat, a censored face, a solar eclipse, a few spoken words of one language or another, or the simple act of breathing provide subject matter for the paintings.Wayne Miller