Friends and Critics Comment on the Work of Linda Miller...


Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd wrote the forward to the catalog of Miller's first museum show at the artist's age of 21:

"In her work we have what could almost be described as a phenomenon; for here is a young person willing to go to the basic things needed in the training of any serious painter; the study of draftsmanship, of color and of design. So often the ambitious student naively believes there is a short cut to the near perfection of the masters. This is a fallacy. As with many other exacting arts and sciences, the attainment of excellence is, without exception, the work of long hours of study and practice. Few students know this and many come to us seeking the golden key that will instantly unlock the door to success and fame. If such a key exists, no one has found it. Endless hours of painstaking effort, coupled with constantly sharpened ability to be self-critical, are demanded.

In Miss Miller, we find a person apparently willing, in fact, almost eager, to meet these stringent requirements. We suggest that you look at these works which are immediately warm and appealing. "

David Michaelis, biographer of American artist N. C. Wyeth

"Although not a Wyeth by birth or marriage, Linda was a presence in  that family of painters when I met the Wyeths. Linda had studied with  Henriette Wyeth in San Patricio from the age of 19 and the end of  her 20s.Henriette had herself followed the old-fashioned apprenticeship  in her father’s studio in Chadds Ford, PA., but Henriette had never  taken a pupil outside her own family. Linda was Henriette Wyeth’s one and only student. A neighbor and friend to Henriette and her husband,  Peter Hurd, Linda was brought into the aura of the artist’s colony established at San Patricio, east of Ruidoso, NM, at an early age.“

John Meigs, late Hondo Valley artist

No hasty dashed-off paintings here. Each one is the result of drawing and redrawing with tentative applications of color. The one thing one can be sure of is a "jewel" in the finished work and a wait for the final gem.  She is not one to follow the path of other artists. She does not have art galleries handling her work and she seldom shows in exhibitions. Her years of self-discipline have created a unique and classic style that is purely her own.

David Michaelis, biographer of American artist N. C. Wyeth

“Andrew Wyeth compared her oil ‘Robin in the Snow’ with Winslow Homer’s ‘Left, Right.’”

Julio Larraz, a Cuban painter, sculptor, printmaker, and caricaturist known for his of realism

"So much fun to see you again and visit your studio. . .it was nice to see your work again, as subtle and sensitive, yet stays in one's mind."