Tews Treasures

The most eclectic place to shop in Napa Valley.

On exhibit June 15 - July 15, 2015

Linda Miller

Meet the artist Saturday July 11th 12:30-3:30pm. Discover Linda's whimsical process as she works on one of her hot air balloon creations.  + special discounts on her artwork during this event! 

Artist Statement:  It seems to me that all of my formal training, life experiences and quirky views of the light-hearted of life have come together in these hot-air balloon sculptures and ceiling hangings.  My love for language as it combines with the visual results in a symbiotic relationship between title and contents of each individual piece.  Each aspect of each piece is intentionally placed, whether by color, size, critter, "balloon," basket, charms and unusual . . . stuff.  I hope, as you view my artwork, you have a laugh or a smile at, not only the pieces, but how each relates to your own life experience.

lindamiller


Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.  Northwestern University, Southwestern University School of Law, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies.  Studied fine art at Northwestern University, then at Napa Valley College, under Gary Stutler, Eric Shearer and John Hannaford. We moved to Napa in 1988, where my husband, Larry, established Alley Cat Small Animal Hospital.  Art and Visual Performance Teacher at many elementary schools in Napa over the past 27 years.  Family: Larry, our adult children, David, Natasha, and Jessamyn with her husband Ean and our grandson, Clark. Pets: Many!!

Perfume Balloon with Kitty Little kitty loves her teal colored balloon!  She is such a girl she color-coordinates her wardrobe for a fashionable flight on the town.  Hand-carved wooden cat figure, hand-made basket, vintage perfume bottle, vintage ladies' watch, artisan beads including czech republic glass beads, crystals and repurposed jewelry.

Perfume Balloon with Kitty

Little kitty loves her teal colored balloon!  She is such a girl she color-coordinates her wardrobe for a fashionable flight on the town.  Hand-carved wooden cat figure, hand-made basket, vintage perfume bottle, vintage ladies' watch, artisan beads including czech republic glass beads, crystals and repurposed jewelry.