Announcement   Guardians and Saints of the Natural World, an Intersection of the Natural and Spiritual Worlds, becoming Symbols of Solidarity between Human beings, Nature, Animals and the Divine. Images that reach back into time yet are relevant in our Modern World of environmental pressures upon the landscape and the Animal Kingdoms. Icons that reflect the world we live in now.
Water, the basis of all Life, often finds itself intertwined in my imagery. Queen of the Sea and the Otter Saint, or Our Lady of Sacred Waters are a couple of examples. Water is part of our Sacred Landscape that we have inherited. So too are the Animals we share this Earth with. Both are integral to our survival.
My desire in my art is to encourage the thought that we do live on a beautiful, mysterious Planet whose beings have connections to the land going back millions and millions of years, and that this is a Sacred Place.
If the original Icon makers from thousands of years ago had been living under such environmental pressures, I am sure they would have created Our Lady as the Divine Protectress of Creatures Great and Small too.
I offer traditional Catholic Icons, Mystical Divine Mother, Sacred Animals, and Symbols. Original acrylic paintings, Giclees and beautifully cut Steel Collages using prints from my originals. The steel collages are in the spirit of retablos from New Mexico and are priced $22-$42.

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Last updated on Sep 7, 2016

Guardians and Saints of the Natural World, an Intersection of the Natural and Spiritual Worlds, becoming Symbols of Solidarity between Human beings, Nature, Animals and the Divine. Images that reach back into time yet are relevant in our Modern World of environmental pressures upon the landscape and the Animal Kingdoms. Icons that reflect the world we live in now.
Water, the basis of all Life, often finds itself intertwined in my imagery. Queen of the Sea and the Otter Saint, or Our Lady of Sacred Waters are a couple of examples. Water is part of our Sacred Landscape that we have inherited. So too are the Animals we share this Earth with. Both are integral to our survival.
My desire in my art is to encourage the thought that we do live on a beautiful, mysterious Planet whose beings have connections to the land going back millions and millions of years, and that this is a Sacred Place.
If the original Icon makers from thousands of years ago had been living under such environmental pressures, I am sure they would have created Our Lady as the Divine Protectress of Creatures Great and Small too.
I offer traditional Catholic Icons, Mystical Divine Mother, Sacred Animals, and Symbols. Original acrylic paintings, Giclees and beautifully cut Steel Collages using prints from my originals. The steel collages are in the spirit of retablos from New Mexico and are priced $22-$42.

Christina Miller

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ALWAYS AN ARTIST

Busy, busy, bush drawing Donald Duck or Cinderella's new ball gown as a child. Fast forward to a drawing class at university, a close up portrait of one of my fellow students. As the figure emerged on the paper, the life force and very essence of this fellow appeared. It was like a lightning bolt had struck me. I had never experienced a drawing coming to life.

It is this life force that I search for and try to imbue in my art/Icons. As an example, "Heavenly Mother of the Honeybee" is one of my most profound creations, as She took on a life of her own, beyond that which I had planned. It is a most mysterious and complex aspect of an artist's creation. One that cannot be taught or contrived.

I first signed up with Etsy in 2009 but soon lost interest when I did not sell that much and let my site "Deactivate".
By 2013 I had heard so many success stories about Etsy that I renewed my listings (which were still there on Etsy) and added some effort and have been pleased ever since.

Not only is Etsy a source of revenue for me as a painter, it is also a place where I can see other great painters and their art. Love all my fellow painters, my favorite of all artists, and the rich world of 2D art on Etsy.

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  • Christina Miller

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Acrylic Painter

    I was never anything but an artist. It has defined all my years. The mystical connection in creating a work of art is so incredible that it becomes the very essence of Life. My connection with nature is my Muse. She is the Mystery & the Answer.

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Last updated on December 16, 2017
Welcome, Welcome, Welcome. I love my art and my hope is for others to love it as well. I like to think my art is lovely in your home, inspirational for your heart, inviting for your eyes. Should you be displeased for any reason, please contact me and I will make it right.

I have found that people enjoy collecting my Icons and for this reason
with your first purchase I will send you a coupon code for $5 to pay towards shipping on next order.
It can be used as many times as you desire.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
For orders shipped within the USA: if your order is returned within 2 weeks of shipping I will refund the cost of the items and shipping, but you will have to pay to shipping costs to return the item(s). You can also request to exchange an item, but you will have to pay for shipping both ways.
For International shipments: Be aware, as a buyer you might have to pay additional Customs Charges in your country. I have no power over these charges from individual countries . I try very hard to create lovely and beautiful pieces, and ship through Etsy USPS so that your orders come through perfectly. However, I cannot guarantee their arrival to an international destination as Etsy USPS tracking stops once it enters a foreign country. There are no exchanges for any items shipped internationally.
Payment
Money like love is always welcome however it arrives or whenever it comes.
You can also make payments for large purchases through Paypal.
Shipping
I generally try to make and ship out my art within 3-5 business days. I ship through Etsy via USPS Mail, which usually gets delivered within 3 days. Etsy will send you a notification when shipped.
International shipping is difficult to calculate, I will refund shipping if it is less than I have charged you.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are purchasing as a gift, please ask me and I will ship to them directly and include a notecard with a message from you.
Wholesale orders, please inquire with questions.
Commissions for Religious art, Portrait Art, Animal Art