We have met some incredible artists during the last few months. Since this year’s BreyerFest is all about coming together as a community to be inspired by art and each other, we have been thrilled to share all their stories with BreyerFest fans, and we hope you’ve enjoyed learning about all of them!
You’ll get to meet our final artist on Friday this week at 4 pm EDT during her LIVE Meet & Greet session on Zoom, and if you participated in Breyer Boot Camp, then you’ve already spent loads of time with this incredible artist, getting to watch her work in real time!
Meet – Mel Miller!
Mel has been attending BreyerFest since its second year in 1991 and discovered the event through Just About Horses magazine. She’s been selling at the event since 2000 and looks forward to being a part of the Artisans’ Gallery this weekend.
Born and raised in Washington State, this PNW native learned about customs at her very first model horse show and was absolutely blown away by the artistry. Her first custom “victim” was the lying down unicorn foal and she’s been pushing boundaries ever since.
These days, Mel is inspired by photography, other artists, horses themselves, and raising the bar on her artwork at every chance she gets. She was a horse crazy kid and continues to be just as horse crazy as an adult! Though she trained horses and showed hunters and jumpers when she was younger, her work these days tends to focus more on natural horse behavior – while she appreciates natural dramatics and conflict amongst horses, she chooses not to depict man-made discomfort in her work.
This weekend during the Artisans’ Gallery, Mel is looking forward to showcasing some new prototypes, as well as tons of painted and unpainted medallions, customs, and micro minis. Until then, you can find her work here.
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