Missy Miles

Student-led art features in Guin mural


Master muralist Missy Miles (left) and gifted art student Gracious Webb stand before the “Greetings from Guin” mural, which Webb illustrated and Miles painted.
GUIN — As you travel along U.S. Highway 43 in Guin from east going west, a remarkable sight meets your eyes. Displayed on the side of the Guin Post Office is a strikingly beautiful and colorful mural spelling out the name of the city. As you continue driving, you might see three other murals in the city, all painted by artist and master mural painter Missy Miles.

Mural Master Missy Miles to update local mural in Guin

Missy Miles stands in front of a mural she created originally and will soon update.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
GUIN — Local artist Missy Miles will begin renovating the “Freedom Eagle” mural in downtown Guin this week. Miles originally painted the mural back in 2008, but over time, some of the colors and finer details have faded in the sun.
The mural is painted on the side of the Marion County Banking building overlooking Guin Memorial Park on the corner of U.S, Highway 43 and U.S. Highway 278.

Miles discusses mural ideas with council

Missy Miles addresses the Hamilton City Council during a work session meeting, discussing her ideas for new murals in the city.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
HAMILTON — Hamilton artist Missy Miles met with Mayor Bob Page and Hamilton City Council members to discuss the potential for making new murals in the community during a work session meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Hamilton City Hall.
Miles addressed council members with a powerpoint presentation highlighting various locations within the city that she stated would be good for a mural.

Exhibit showcases work of Missy Miles

Hamilton’s multi-medium artist Missy Miles stands beside some of the paintings and gourd art she selected for her “Transitions” exhibit being featured now in the City Gallery at Hamilton City Hall.

By Kathryn Hirschfeld
Special to the Journal Record
HAMILTON — One of the most amazing artists in Marion County is Hamilton’s Missy Miles. Miles’ work can be found on many of the beautiful murals in each of the county’s cities and along the Alabama Mural Trail. Miles is also well known for her incredible gourd art.
But Miles also does so much more. She creates incredible acrylic, watercolors and Plein-Air paintings. Her artistic eye also helps her capture amazing photographs.