Native Newporter Carol Miller began her art career as a scrimshander, selling to Bonwit Teller and B Altman in New York City by the time she was 18. After majoring in finance in college, Miller sought a creative outlet and designed and imported garments for many years. Miller turned to painting only five years ago.
“When I paint, I zero in on the details and tightly crop an image to eliminate the background noise,” says Miller. “This way, the object gets its due respect. Shoes are the perfect combination of form, function and artistry, and this affair showcases their details. Our shoes can trigger a smile, a raised eyebrow, or keep our feet warm and dry as we walk through life.”