Adam Scott Miller was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA during a blizzard at 3am on March 9, 1984. His birth and childhood development was on “God’s Longitude” at the 77° W, as defined by the Elizabethan genius John Dee. Born and raised in central Pennsylvania, he was nurtured by family and teachers to pursue his most definitive gift. Since childhood, his path as an artist was clear, as he spent great spans of time in concentration rendering his imagination into existence on paper.
As a teenager, he experienced a life-altering series of events that shaped his path forward. One of these events, was the adversity of a head-concussion which affected his memory, vision, and other faculties. After the concussion, he had a new aspect to his vision: seeing energies everywhere when he looked with concentration. As he reoriented himself, he recognized this injury as a gift, as a curse could also be a blessing. These energies was proof to him of a present, inherent “ecology of energy” that is just outside our normal biological senses. This event along a string of others, gave him a distance from life as he knew it and allowed him to acquire a special new perspective and curiousity about spiritual realities. He felt this point in his life that he recognized his life purpose and began seriously actualizing his own self-realization towards being an innovative and masterful visionary artist.
Although he is mostly self-taught, he has an education from two of the USA’s top art schools: a BFA in Illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and the Fine Arts Work Center. In addition to specializing in painting and illustration, he has developed a repertoire of digital skills. He developed a technical artistic process and technique of renown~ known as the “ASMethod”, which he teaches in his workshops. As a visionary art teacher, he has taught several fully-booked workshops and is part of the faculty at the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art. As a Master of the Fine Arts, he is fully accredited to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels of art education. As a live-painting visionary artist and presenter, he has been featured at the prominent art and music festivals of Boom, CoSM, Rainbow Serpent, Symbiosis, Earth Frequency (“resident visionary artist”), among others.
After a couple years of involvement with galleries and festivals~ In 2010, he moved from America to the ancient rainforest of far-northeast Queensland, Australia where he has since lived and works as a studio artist and mentor. He married in 2013 and later that year had his daughter Maia Lily. In 2014, the marriage dissolved and since~ he has co-parented 50% of his time as a devoted and doting father.
Adam continued to develop his art and career: as a featured artist at festivals and as a teacher to large group courses
From 2017-2020, ASM had a plethora of extreme challenges in his life that interrupted his career. The primary difficulty was his mother’s two-year battle with terminal cancer. He helped his mother as much as he could, whether in-person in America or long-distance in Australia. His mother passed in November 2019. He sees the last several years as a long “dark night of the soul” which he has traversed and begun reaping the rewards of perception that comes with a relative maturity. As of this writing in November 2020: he has emerged and has fully engaged with his art again.
His artwork has been praised for its refined craftsmanship and elegant envisioning of his perceptions – drawn from discovering the majestic beauty of the environments around and within us. He researches his subjects thoroughly to inform the levels of symbolism and imaginal realism in his artwork. Adam strives to continuously challenge himself to create artwork that is technically spectacular, conceptually profound, and more than satisfying to see. This versatile artist is acclaimed for his oil paintings, digital paintings, video animations, public speaking, teaching, and performances as a live-painter.