Tom Miller
Oakville, Canada

Thomas Miller turns his canvas into a time machine, bridging past and present. Inspired by still life and portrait paintings of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, Thomas mixes in touches of Modern Art. As time and technology march forward, Thomas sees art as the enduring expression of our shared human experience. Ever the history buff, Thomas enjoys referencing the great artists in his paintings - reinventing classic pieces by Vermeer or Ingres. Fun fact: Thomas spent 15 years traveling the world with the Mermaid Theatre as a designer and performer.

Artist and Customer Comments

Tom Miller 4/7/2015 | 7:40 PM

Dear Jennifer I just returned from a trip to Montreal for Easter weekend with family, and there was your blog posting. I am delighted that you are happy with the painting. I am new to the world of selling art online and yours is one of the first messages I have received. If you are interested in seeing more of my work, you can reach out to the UGallery team. I have more work than what is currently in my portfolio. Exhibiting with UGallery has spurred me to create work on paper and canvas board in smaller sizes which I am quite enjoying. Thanks again for your message. Tom Miller

J Evans 4/3/2015 | 9:39 AM

The piece is beautiful! It just came back from the framer and I am so pleased. I will keep checking back for your new works!

Cloud Dreams

Acrylic painting on paper
Signed on front

20" h x 16" w 
0 lbs. 3 oz.


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I often relax sitting by my studio window and watching the clouds. It is a form of meditation which often results in an idea for a painting. I think Magritte also must have enjoyed looking at clouds because he used them so often in his paintings. This painting pays homage to Magritte and the package acts as a window to view the clouds.  

This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display. 

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.


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