Matt Miller is absolutely fascinated by and loves painting people. He prefers to work from life without photographs, however in today’s busy world few people have the luxury to sit for multiple sessions to have a portrait done. As such, he will typically meet with a client to discuss the desired setting, attire, and the mood of the painting (whether formal or casual pose, type of clothing, etc.). At this point the pose is finalized and the artist takes a number of reference photos. Once started Miller will work with the photo until the painting is nearly complete and in the end arrange for a final sitting to finish the painting with the live person.
Miller paints in a direct style without any initial sketch and typically works in his studio; however, the artist is happy to travel to the client’s home to work there if needed for live sittings. Additional details about the portrait are worked out with the sitter at this time.