The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

May 25, 2013

Millersburg artist prepares for new exhibit

MILLERSBURG — After decades of honing his skill, watercolorist Vaughn “Duffy” Miller, 90, has no plans to stop painting anytime soon. He is currently preparing for his upcoming show at Gallery on the Square, 226 Union St., in Millersburg, which opens May 30 and runs through July 13.

The public is invited to a free opening reception 3-5 p.m. June 2. Light refreshments will be served.

Although Miller does paint animals and birds, he has a special love and talent for architectural subjects and landscapes. One of his favorite subjects is the Millersburg Ferry. On exhibit will be a wealth of his paintings of Millersburg and the surrounding area.

A number of years ago, the Gallery on the Square featured an exhibit titled “Corners of Millersburg” of Miller’s works. For that exhibit, Miller traveled around Millersburg painting “practically every nook and cranny” in the area, he said.

His painting “Custer House” was created in 2007 to honor Millersburg’s bicentennial.

Although watercolor is his favorite medium, he has created many unique paintings on wooden door panels in acrylic. He has won numerous prizes in art shows at Gallery on the Square and the annual art exhibit at Susquehanna Bank.

Miller has been a member of the Millersburg Area Art Association since it was formed and served on the board of directors.

He and his wife Geraldine of 67 years live in Elizabethtown.