Who is Sarah Miller
Sarah is a Virginia-based artist whose work explores ideas of existential expression to navigate the space between art and psychology. Through digital paint, pencil, and writing she uses fantasy and surrealism to look at the darkness and beauty balanced inside our intricate minds, generating discussion and awareness about mental health and self-acceptance.
For Sarah, art was a way for her mind to know itself—to communicate in ways that words never could. As an autistic artist she took to visual communication very early in life, even if she wouldn't be diagnosed with ASD or ADHD until much later in adulthood. Whether though written word or shape, art is a bridge for her thoughts and ideas to reach others, to challenge the illusion of normalcy and the social stigmas of mental disorder.
Her undergraduate studies included visual arts, creative writing, game design, philosophy, and psychology, earning her Bachelors of Individualized Study in Visual Design and Narrative. Since her time at university, Sarah has created game art for Chaosium, worked as Creative Director for local businesses, and illustrated comics that help teach children and teens with autism. Now she focuses on her freelance art career full-time, immersing herself in passion projects that delve further into the psychological themes that inspire her.
Sarah has exhibited at Mills Pond Gallery in New York, LightSpaceTime and Envision Arts in California, and travels to conventions and festivals across the country each year. Her art has been featured in Envision Arts magazine and in local Virginia news. In addition to Fusion Arts Solo Spotlight winner for digital artist of the month, she has also won first place achievements in LightSpaceTime’s Primary Colors exhibition for overall winner, and in the Photography and Digital Arts category.
She looks forward to the day where she can turn what she has learned into valuable inspiration and resources for others who are navigating their own existences, creating more open atmospheres where people can feel less alone with who they are and how they choose to become.
~ Discover Sarah's worlds in her upcoming illustrated novel, "Crow & Arrow," by visiting her Patreon
~ Visit Sarah's Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more!
Our minds are fascinating devices, intertwined with our creative journeys. As an artist I am inspired by many aspects of the mind and its self-imposed cages: Morality, deviance, mental illness, mortality and its effect on our growth and actions, philosophy, psychology,
the late-night questions that keep us restless...
There’s a poet in me that never found a voice to express itself
until I learned to create one. The dark spectrum I paint within is an extension of a mind wanting to know itself—to diagnose its existence in a world where mental health, wellness, and awareness still seems like a distant star we’ve yet to navigate.