Thank you all so far for the orders so far. They are coming in fast and I will let each person know I got their order either today or tomorrow. Each is printed to order by my printer and should ship out within a week to 10 days. USA orders only due to difficulty of international shipping during covid
Chinese Lunar New Year of the Ox is on February 12th, 2021 ! I just finished this artwork , inspired by my love of the oxen and water buffalo we would see working so diligently in all parts of Asia. I have a treasured collection of village art from Vietnam to Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and China, of children and their water buffalo working the rice paddies and fields. For years I have had this design in the back of my head and was finally able to finish it while we were at the coast for Xmas. To all my friends and family...have a blessed and bright year ahead! Artwork©Sandra Miller 2021
YEAR OF THE OX is a VERY limited production of 50 prints, and I am offering it in two sizes, to hopefully fit your needs. What a perfect gift you can purchase for yourself of any chow lover in your life. It would be a very unique chow specialty trophy as well because of the very limited number being produced
Artist and Designer
Sandra Miller surrounds herself in the playful abandon of whimsy and color in her Portland Oregon home, where today she creates one of a kind jewelry for her customers, as well as logos and graphic designs for her ONLINE STORE , Her commissioned canine portraits called heARTdogs are lovingly displayed in homes worldwide !
Sandra’s history in art began early… from the time she was born, in a small town Minnesota antique schoolhouse. Her parents are the celebrated pottery makers Joe and Eunice Messer of CERAMICS BY MESSER from Bowman North Dakota. During her years growing up, along with her brother Dave, Sandra was introduced to many art mediums and interesting hobbies ,with her family’s endless support encouraging her passions every step of the way.
Each of her self-taught interests and art forms she immerses herself in completely, moving from one to the other and back again, finding skills from each, to enhance the latest project. Everything from dog grooming, exhibiting and breeding, to antique reproduction miniature doll making, raising exotic exhibition betta and fancy guppy fish to glass fusing, watercolor and silk painting, batik, block printing, sculpting and jewelry design….the journey of artistic adventure continues!
Today, Sandra feels blessed to call her home, the beautiful city of Portland Oregon, just a short drive away from the mountains, the sea, and all the inspiration the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Her passion for dogs, gardening, the ocean, and travel spark her creative muses at every turn. She is a legally blind artist and photographer, seeing only out of a straw sized tunnel in her right eye. Along with her husband Steven, Sandra bred and exhibited Chow dogs for many years, and today share their home and gardens with their own heARTdogs, two Finnish Lapphund dogs named Onni and Ihana.
As her vision has faded over the years, the artist had to make a lot of adjustments to the way she approached her art, which traditionally was on a canvas and easel. These days Sandra finds the world of Photoshop and a graphics tablet to be far more freeing and easier on her eyes. She first captures her subjects in a photo, then hours of painting, digital layering and final touches are added, to showcase her subjects in her signature style of rich saturated hues ……depicted in realistic to whimsical scenes. What she lacks in one kind of “vision”, she makes up for with her own colorful interpretation of the amazing world around her.