Artist George E. Miller II is one of Florida's leading child advocacy artists, and he has devoted the past 20 years of his life to creating artwork that advocates for the education and well-being of children.
Mr. Miller grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. He now resides in Florida, where he has lived for more than a decade. Mr. Miller creates inspiring artwork for organizations that stand up for our children. Across the country, these organizations include groups like The International Reading Association, The Child Welfare League of America, The National Youth at Risk Association, The American Association of School Social Workers, The Utah Comprehensive Counseling Association, The Arkansas Association of Alternative Educators, and the Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development.
In Florida, his work has been commissioned for use by The Florida Reading Association, The Florida Coalition for Children, The Florida Network of Child Advocacy Centers, The Florida Council for Exceptional Children, The Florida Network of Child Advocacy Centers, and The Florida School Counselors Association.
In the city of Jacksonville, where Mr. Miller has his art studio, he has done numerous school visits and presentations. He has directed art programs with Communities in Schools of Jacksonville and Community Connections, and he worked with several children to paint a mural on the outside of the A.L. Lewis Community Center on the city's North side. In November, he shared his artwork with the Alden Road Exceptional Student Center.
George E. Miller is driven by his burning desire to create artwork that is meaningful and helpful. His artwork addresses issues such as literacy, dropout prevention, child abuse prevention, and autism while inspiring teachers, social workers, mentors, politicians, parents, and grandparents. "If a piece of my artwork encourages someone to share even one extra moment with a child that otherwise may have been overlooked, then my artwork has served its purpose," says Mr. Miller.
Mr. Miller hopes other artists around the country will be inspired to use their talents to help people. "Visuals help people to become tolerant of other individuals and conditions they don't quite understand," says Mr. Miller.