Ken Miller started painting at age 13 while growing up in Ormond Beach Florida. As a teenager he attended the School of Fine Arts in Boston during the summer. Miller earned a degree in commercial art from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1989. He then opened a studio after graduating. A few months later he was invited to display his art work at a prominent art gallery on Las Olas Boulevard, in Ft. Lauderdale.
Miller returned to his home town, just a few miles from Daytona Beach, the home of Nascar racing. This gave Miller the opportunity to focus on painting the stars of auto racing. It did not take long for his graphite pencil on canvas of Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Mario Andrette, and many others, to get the attention of the racing community.
The new International Daytona Airport contracted Miller to do portraits of several racing drivers to accent the restaurant areas. Shortly thereafter, the Daytona Beach Speedway contracted Miller to paint a nostalgic mural, 10’x60′ at the entrance of their new Daytona USA Museum, that resulted in two additional smaller murals depicting racing on the beach.
In 2000, Ken Miller was chosen by the Ted Williams Museum, in Hernando, Florida to create a career spanning tribute of baseballs greatest hitter, Ted Williams. This 32″ x 45″ canvas was the last art work contracted by the Ted Williams museum before his death.
Miller was guest artist at the downtown Plaza Club in Memphis Tennessee for the world champion heavy weight fight between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson. He was invited to the Boxing Hall of Fame to display his collection of fighting greats. Miller’s Jack Johnson, (the first black heavyweight champion) is now in permanent display at the Boxing Hall of Fame, Canastota, New York.
Ken Miller was contracted by the London Symphony Orchestra that was celebrating it’s 100th anniversary during the Florida International Festival in Daytona Beach Florida. Miller designed and painted the collectible signature poster for the event.
Miller has done portraits and commercial art work in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Boston. He currently has a studio, and resides in Ormond Beach, Florida.