Miranda Girard’s paintings and drawings are motivated by expression, emotion and environment. She graduated summa cum laude from Maryland Institute College of Art with a Bachelor’s Degree in General Fine Arts and a minor in Creative Writing, and received a Masters of Visual Arts, with high honors, from Western Connecticut State University.
Additional art education includes Sotheby’s Institute of Art; Studio Escalier, Argenton-Chateau, France; The Art Students League; Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts; Silvermine Art Center; Sacred Heart University; and Zoll School of Fine Art. She has studied with David Kassan, Carl Plansky, Sangram Majumdar, Palden Hamilton, Barry Nemett, Timothy Stotz, N. Michelle Tully and others.
Select honors include the W. B. Connor Trust, the Connecticut University Grant, Studio Escalier Waterway Fellowship, Maryland Institute College of Art Trustee Scholarship, SCAN juried exhibition Best in Show, Artist’s Magazine Finalist, and Trumbull, Connecticut’s Artist of the Year. She is a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City. Girard's works are in private collections in the United States and Europe.
"For me, a painting is a visual poem. The narrative use of subtle cues of color, texture, and composition present a familiar person, place or object in a fresh way, allowing the viewer to pause, dream, reflect. Perhaps memories awaken and senses stir. Perhaps, if only for a moment, as the viewer ‘reads’ the painting, present time succumbs to imagination and reverie." – Miranda Girard