Always Wanted a House on a Hill

16 x 8 Oil on canvas

Limited Palette Oil on canvas


24 x 18 soft pastel on Ampersand pastel board.

Soft pastel on Ampersand Pastel board titled Weathered

24 x 18 Soft Pastel on Ampersand Pastel Board. This piece is titled “Weathered” and won First Place in the 52nd Annual Regional Art Competition and Sale sponsored by the Richardson Civic Art Society in Richardson, Texas.

13th Annual Paint Historic Waxahachie Plein Air Competition and Exhibition – 2018

 I was really surprised to win First Place in this competition with the piece below, titled “Blue Door”.

Blue Door, Plein air, Oil on panel

Blue Door is 12 x 9, Oil on panel, painted on location in Waxahachie, Texas

I only painted a total of 4 pieces this year during the event. The other three works are below.

They all are available at the Art on the Square Gallery on the square in Waxahachie. Stop by and check it out. Great restaurants on the square as well!

Sims Library Waxahachie, Texas

Sims Library, 9 x 12, Oil on panel, Painted on location

Sims Library is an old and beautiful piece of architecture both inside and out. The large lawn is covered in huge trees which shade most of the well kept grass.

Plein Air oil on panel, 8 x 10 titled Upstairs Window

Plein Air oil on panel, 8 x 10 titled Upstairs Window

Plein Air Oil on panel, called Back Stoop

One of the several alley’s in old downtown Waxahachie, Texas that I love to paint


I am very fond of “Street Tacos”… so I painted a food truck I saw down on the Trinity River near downtown Dallas. I have also painted the Margret Hunt Hill Bridge which is near that spot as well. 

Taco Moon was honored with a First Place in Oils in Grand Prairie’s 2017 Annual Juried Art Show & Sale, on display at the Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie, Texas. It also won a Merchandise Award at the RCAS 51st Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale.

Taco Moon oil painting

Taco Moon, 24 x 12 Oil on canvas – Available 


Autumn Music, 20 x 16 oil on panel

Autumn Music, 20 x 16 oil on panelSold SOLD (Art On the Square, Waxahachie, Texas)

Steve Miller StudiosWelcome to Steve Miller Studios. This site is in the process of being moved over from www.JourneyInOils.com. I work mostly in Oils and Pastels, and you will find both Studio and Plein Air work here. I also work on commission to produce pet portraits, house portraits or your favorite place. Contact me to ask about pricing and the process.

The subject matter in this body of work consist of places I have visited, from Texas to Georgia to Maine. Landscape, Architecture, People or Animals…the scope of the work is wide. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Works are avaiblabe at Adobe Western Art Gallery in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards and the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas.

I use quality materials, such as Winsor Newton Artists’ Oil Colour on canvas and panels. Most of the pastel works are created on Ampersand Pastelbord, using quality pastels like Sennelier Soft Pastels, Schmincke Soft Pastels, Rembrandt Soft Pastels, Prismacolor NuPastels and Cretacolor.

Limited edition Giclee prints on canvas, reproduced by Coupralux Giclee Printmaking Studio of Dallas are available for a very few works.

The Christmas Tree

Over the years I have shot many photos to use as reference for paintings. In search for one particular photos recently, I came across another I had forgotten about. It was a snow scene I shot one winter here in Texas. I always loved the photo but had never created a painting based on it. …

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Pastel Society of the Southwest 2018 National Show

Pastel Society of the Southwest 2018 National Show Reception & Demo Recently I was blessed to have a pastel work, The Cross,  accepted into the 2018 National Show sponsored by the Pastel Society of the Southwest. The show is hanging at the Grapevine Convention & Visitor’s Center at the Tower Gallery in Grapevine, Texas until October …

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A Journey in Oils and Pastels

A Journey in Oils & Pastels

One of the art organizations I am a member of, the Irving Art Association, has made one of their gallery spaces available to me to exhibit a selection of my work. There will be over 40 works hanging from July 28 thru September 28th. Most of the work is available to purchase. • Meet & …

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Pete Quaid Painting in the Pease River

A Thirsty Land

Memorial Day, 2018, found my wife and I and two close friends on the Pease River in the south eastern part of the Texas panhandle. I have always loved this area ever since my artist friend, Pete Quaid, introduced me to it several years ago. The Texas panhandle has its own unique beauty. My wife …

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