Huntsville Artist Takes To the Streets

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Huntsville artist Vanessa Miller, originally from South Africa has ditched the studio for the streets.

Miller can be found on any given sunny day in downtown Huntsville capturing the beauty of street scenes and historic homes.

"We don't have this in Africa", said Miller, "There's is so much unique beauty in the historic architecture here, i just love it. And being outside is the best way to capture light and the true characteristics of the buildings."

Miller says she encourages all artists to set up and easel and paint outdoors, even beginners.

Vanessa has moved form painting portraits from photographs to outdoor art, which she says has proved to be very popular with patrons and has turned into quite a lucrative business. Her latest project was commissioned for $650. Miller currently has 8 homeowners waiting on paintings.

If you want  custom painting of your own home, you can contact Vanessa Miller at 256-468-5176.