Darien folk artist Nobu Miki working on a sunflower landscape in her Darien studio. — Sandra Diamond Fox photo
Another recent painting Miki has created is called “Dream.” When painting it, “I imagined how the human brain would look like when people have a nighttime dream,” she said.
Fans of Miki’s art can see Spring and Dream, as well as many other paintings of hers, at the Gratia Gillespie Art Gallery at Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, through the end of the month.
Along with her own artwork, the exhibit also features the work of students in Miki’s acrylic painting class at the Darien Senior Center.
Miki, who is originally from Tokyo, Japan, is a self-taught artist who paints with acrylic and oil. She moved to the United States in 1994 and to Darien in 2003.
She has painted many Darien and New Canaan landmarks.
Darien landmarks include Palmer’s Market, Ring’s End Bridge and the Good Wives Shopping Center, as well the Darien Historical Society, Darien High School, Pear Tree Point Beach, Weed Beach, and Tilley Pond Park.
She has also drawn covers of Darien Parks and Recreation Department and Chamber of Commerce brochures, and paints portraits.
Miki paints inside her home studio with her two-year-old chocolate Labradoodle Freddie Picasso sitting on the couch near her. “He’s my muse,” she said.