Formerly from Talbot County, Miriam has become a serious artist in the last ten years, after retiring from teaching. She excels in both oils and watercolor, with a particular love for landscapes, portraits, still-lifes and florals.
Miriam is a graduate of the University of Georgia, with a B.S. degree in Home Economics in Art. She spent her career teaching Family and Consumer Science and painting as a hobby.
She has studied oil painting with nationally known artists – Dalhart and Michael Windberg, Robert Warren, Gary Jenkins, Fred Witzel, Mary Carole Larson, Dorothy Dent, and portrait artist Karen Patten. Miriam has also studied watercolor with Mark Polomochek and Joseph Fettengis.
Miriam exhibits her work throughout middle Georgia and wins awards at almost every show she enters, including the Member show of the Columbus Artist Guild and the Fine Arts Show at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, a juried art show. In the 2014 fair in Perry, Miriam’s “New Calf” won Best of Show in Amateur Fine Arts, which is selected from first place winners in 12 categories, in addition to winning 1st place awards in the livestock and adult portrait categories, 2nd place in fair life category, 3rd place in miniatures and honorable mention in group portraiture. In 2015, she won 3 awards in the Professional Fine Arts Division at the Fair.
Miriam paints with friends and also teaches in her home studio