Jeff Miller returns for the 2017 Tour!

Brian and Jeff share a laughJeff Miller is unarguably the original “Artist of the Limberlost”.  For decades he has paddled the surrounding rivers and lakes, his art supplies as essential to his “kit” as a sleeping bag and tent.  Deep in Algonquin Park he’s painted hidden bays and waterways, bringing to light their secret beauty through his expressive painting style.  His paintings are as much about a celebration of his love and connection to nature as they are about landscape.

Twelve years ago, when we were exploring the idea of starting a new studio tour on the Limberlost Road, Jeff was behind it with full enthusiasm.  His historic farmhouse at the start of Limberlost Road was the first stop for many tour visitors over the years, and his work contributed immensely to the Tour for a decade.  

In recent time, though, it became more difficult for Jeff to manage the demands of being part of the Tour, and last year he decided, reluctantly, to leave. We were sorry to see him go, but understood and supported his decision. The good news is, that Jeff is back!  He’ll be exhibiting this summer as a guest artist at Brian Markham’s woodturning studio.  

Asked about having Jeff as his guest, Brian explains, "Jeff is a friend and a mentor and I'm excited that he can join me this year.  He’s a storyteller. His love of the wilderness is evident in each of his paintings and by sharing his stories, he brings the rugged landscapes to life."

We all look forward to having Jeff back for 2017.

painting by Jeff  Jeff in 2014