A noted conservationist, published artist, and lecturer, Allyson Miller holds two Masters in Ecology and is known as the Barefoot Ecologist. She has also won awards for her Savanah Oak riparian restoration and ecologically organic permaculture farming on a circa 1800's Oregon Pioneer homestead she inherited. She grew up with a paintbrush never far from her reach. As a child, she was befriended and mentored by Oregon Renaissance Western Artist Ray Eyerly, who recognized her natural talent to see the world and to paint. Before becoming Vegan, Allyson was raised on her family's 7000-acre working cattle ranch in Eastern Oregon. Her mediums are oils, hand/eye pen and ink (no computer enhancing), china painting, and chalk oils. Her work sells at several State parks though out the USA, and her work has been featured in Sew News and Victoria Bliss magazines. Several of her pieces are in private collections.