Martha Miller began drawing self-portraits at the age of fifteen. Though portraiture and work from the figure now comprise a significant body of her work, the self-portrait has long been her central method of expression.
Miller has a strong reputation for her work in pencil, pastel, charcoal, and mixed media. She has worked with the celebrated North Berwick Drawing Group and attended groups meeting at the home of Bowdoinham painter Carlo Pittore.
Honored with a 2003 Talent Award from the Maine College of Art, Miller returned to the classroom for the first time in nearly two decades to complete her BFA degree. Miller graduated with honors with a degree in Printmaking in 2006. She currently maintains a studio in the Artist Studio Building on Congress Street in downtown Portland and teaches at MECA through their Continuing Studies department as well as privately.