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Featured Artist Works Displayed in the Offices of the Governor

July, August, September 2004 - Sandra Miles (Fargo)

In addition to her Dakota Series, Sandra Miles is known for her large stylized watercolor paintings of flowers, still-lifes of wicker and antique items, and experimental abstracts created with imported inks and textured with found objects. Miles says of her Dakota Series: “As I was creating this series, three things influenced me: the reflecting upon our heritage because of the ending of [a] century, a lecture on the rock art found here, and the beautiful words in the verses of the cowboy song ‘Home on the Range’.”

“Each painting in this series of layered acrylic abstracts makes a direct statement by using a single bold symbol such as the bison, deer, swan, or wildflower. The use of words, stencils, color, and the free movement of lines on three planes in the painting express the legend of the Dakotas.”

In addition to painting, Miles is a signature and charter member of the Red River Watercolor Society, where she has served on advisory boards and as an exhibition juror. She is also a member of the Pride of Dakota Economic Development Program and has work on display at the Underbrush Gallery in Fargo and the Artists Mall in Walker, MN.

A recently retired teacher, she has Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from the University of Minnesota Moorhead. She resides in Fargo with her husband Pete. They have three grown daughters in Fargo, Minneapolis, and Atlanta.

For more information, contact Diversifed Art Services, Peter & Sandra Miles at (701) 235-8035; E-mail:; or visit, or

Sandra Miles images
Dream catchers and stars painting
Zephyrs so free painting
"Dream Catchers & Stars"
"Zephyrs So Free"
Home on the range painting
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"Home on the Range"
"White Buffalo"
White swan painting
Wild flowers painting
"White Swan"
"Wild Flowers"
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