Natasha Miller is a self-taught artist who lives on a tiny island in the Bay of Fundy. She was born and raised on Vancouver Island, but having spent 10 years travelling extensively throughout Europe, South and Central America, she ended up on the East Coast of Canada by way of a boat and Cape Horn (and a jaunt 200 miles up the Amazon).
Amid her travels, she has always drawn inspiration from the silhouettes she sees: sunsets foreshadowed by trees and rugged coastlines; the sea and its boats, birds, and beaches; and city skylines with their bold and familiar lines and reflections in the water. She is, “fascinated and in love with them all… and I love trying to capture those quiet silhouette moments that so quickly fade to day or night.” Where Natasha and her husband live now is dotted with fishing villages and tidal islands and the fishing that comes with, so her current work reflects this.
Natasha specializes in a unique first-of-its-kind painting technique where she creates black and white seascapes and landscapes using homemade maple charcoal from her mobile Italian wood fired pizza oven (the day job) and acrylic paint used for the fine details. Almost every piece of art she creates has one of her signature seagulls in it, a touch of red, along with some other hidden items that make each piece unique and interesting. Natasha has pieces of art in numerous private collections across Canada, the USA, the UK and other parts of Europe.