Valerie Miller Cow Art
Enjoy our online barnyard - full of Valerie Miller's original cow wall art! Our collection has all the favorite cows plus baby cows and sheep to wild foxes and even Oscar the Racoon. On a Stowe visit, Valerie met Poppy, a gorgeous Scottish Highlander, and the sweet sheep Gwen at Trapp Family Lodge. Meet the whole gang below - click on each to read their sweet story!
A Character Study of Cows
Valerie owns and operates Steel Cow with her husband Josh, son Edison, and studio dogs Nan and Hank. Born and raised in Iowa, Valerie Miller grew up surrounded by farm animals & wildlife. At an early age she developed a fascination with cattle that she carried with her through life. Immersed in the "urban landscape" while in college Valerie began painting cows void of their usual rural surroundings. Today her paintings isolate individual cows from the herd, showing the character of each of "the girls" against a vivid background with an absence of location. The signature of Valerie's work are the large canvases she works with ranging from a few feet to 25+ foot murals on the sides of buildings and barns.
Valerie Miller's Hallmark
Personally meeting each cow is one of the hallmarks of Valerie's work. She visits "the girls" in fields around the world, naming each cow after the actual cow studied in the field. Everyone loves cows Jim and Maddie, and Walter the Pig has quite the following, too! If the cow is unnamed, Valerie chooses one for them, often naming the cows after people who have influenced her art. Valerie met “Poppy the Cow” and “Gwen the Sheep” at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe and we’re so happy to share them both with you!
Iconic & Collectible Designs
Valerie has always been very communicative & community oriented which we love! Her designs are iconic and can be found in art and design collections worldwide. We also love her commitment to quality - Valerie utilizes a giclee printing technique which creates prints that are both high in fidelity & made to last longer than a normal printing process. We connected with her when she first came to Vermont and fell in love with our gallery.