Theodora Miller is an amazing abstract artist. We met through Facebook and then met in person at St. Catherine’s School. Soon after we started to follow each other on Instagram. Funny how relationships can start on social media and soon morph into genuine friendships.
I was immediately drawn to Theodora’s work. In fact, I commissioned a painting so it could inspire me and my clients in my new photo studio. You will have to come by and make sure to check it out! I love it.
I immensely enjoyed working with Theodora as we collaborated together during her branding session. Artists see things differently, and I always want to learn/grow my artistic eye. It was fun to discuss how we were going to include subtle props, arrange her art, and we even included the white oak table my husband made me for an organic touch. Buddy, her adorable English Bulldog, briefly made an appearance too! It is always a fun challenge to include an animal as they want to please but not sure how best to do that –You have to be quick! I also made sure to include an image where Theodora has “negative space” to put her quotes and upcoming event information. You can see the image she selected at the end.
Theodora’s art experience is unique; she was always drawn to art in her younger years but then the busyness of life took over. It wasn’t until she took a bad fall on her stairs that resulted in a concussion/traumatic brain injury that she went back to her art. The doctors said complete cognitive rest – imagine not being able to watch tv, read, or do any thinking. That may sound like a mini vacation from all the demands of life, but as you can imagine it got old quickly and was very isolating. Once her balance and vision were restored, Theodora reached for some paint and brushes and started to heal through her art. Painting became her sanctuary. Wow! What a gift to her and to us.
Theodora is a savvy business woman. She gets her art out there! You can buy original art from mini sizes to a large pieces, framed archival prints, even pillows and fabric by the yard. She recently held pop up shops at West Elm (Tyson’s Corner & Virginia Beach) and had two of her paintings in the Richmond Symphony 2016 Designers House. The brand new boutique in town House of Floralie carries her tiny botanicals fondly called “rehabilitation art” for thoughtful gift giving. Theodora is definitely on my watch list, and I can’t wait to see what she creates next!