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Gallery With A Cause • Located in the New Mexico Cancer Center • Benefitting the NMCC Foundation

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New Mexico landscape artist Christopher Miller spent a career working as a newspaper reporter and writer/manager at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before becoming a full-time artist in 2015. His interest in art began as a child and he worked as a part-time artist during the latter part of his writing career.

Christopher has studied art in Paris and Strasbourg, France, and under some of New Mexico’s finest landscape artists, including Bill Gallen, Dave Ballew, Peggy Immel and Bud Edmondson.

A near native of New Mexico, he grew up appreciating the vast, colorful vistas of New Mexico. That love of the landscape combined with a love of French and American Impressionist and post-Impressionist art led to his current pursuit of painting the New Mexico landscape.

Christopher currently shows his work at Amapola Gallery on Albuquerque’s Old Town Plaza. He also has shown his work at the New Mexico Art League, New Mexico State Fair, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery and Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, the Sumner Dene Gallery in Albuquerque, the Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe and the New Mexico Cancer Center. He is a board member of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and is past president of the Rio Grande Art Association. He is a member of the New Mexico Art League. He paints most Wednesdays in the Albuquerque area with a group of professional plein air landscape painters.


Artist Statement

I love the interplay of sunlight and shadows across the landscape, particularly the mountains, streams, forests, adobe structures, and mesas. The early morning and late afternoon are my favorite times to paint, for then the sunlight glows and the landscape passes through a medley of colors, both warm and cool. My aim is to capture that on canvas.

I paint both in the studio and “en plein air”, or outdoors, viewing the subject matter directly. Plein air presents challenges, but it also helps cement my love for the landscape and it further develops my abilities to capture color, temperature, light and value. My plein air paintings often serve as studies for larger paintings in the studio, but sometimes they work as beautiful works of art in themselves.

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