Millard was born in the United Kingdom in 1985 and immigrated to Canada in 2008. She likes to think she possesses the best of both worlds; English humour, sarcasm and tolerance for inclement weather as well as Canadian kindness, sense of adventure and a mild obsession of maple syrup.
Millards experiences of the UK and Canada are often reflected in her work; her artistic style began developing in her birth country and 'Kootenay Passion' shows her love for her adopted country.
She studied art at Long Road College in Cambridge, UK, and has obtained further knowledge through the school of life experience. At Long Road, she discovered magic and movement in the work of Franz Marc. Cubism and futurism have also been a big influence on her complex artistic style development. Through this style, she likes to surprise the viewer and keep them engaged with the artwork for more than a glance.
While her work can be quite abstract, she always maintains a familiar form for the viewer to connect and identify with.
She believes art should bring joy and encourages observers to discover the unexpected, and connect them to the beauty and opportunities in day to day life and the world around them.
Millard wouldn't be doing a whole lot of art without her support crew; her Husband Chris, and local photography, print and art supply store, Cranbrook Photo.
Chris has been her biggest supporter, adviser and confident in all things art business related. He's also plays a vital role as a photographer himself. He is responsible for photographing Millard's original paintings and colour matching them to within 3% of the original colours. These files are then used to produce Limited Edition Giclee Prints so his knowledge of colour printing profiles is essential to meet Millard's high standards.
On top of all that he is a crucial team mate at markets and shows.
As a supporter of buying local and/or Canadian, Millard is thrilled to work with Cranbrook Photo, a local art supply and print shop, to produce all of her Limited Edition Giclee Prints, art cards and calendars, as well as purchase quality art supplies locally.
She would like to extend a heart felt thanks to her Support Crew as they encourage her on her artistic journey.