About my services

free lance photopher

michele, free lance photographer, artist, and owner. I am the perfect choice for your candid shots at small gatherings,weddings, children's parties. I have an eye for catching those fun shots!

free lance design

free lance interior design. taking the treasures in your home, your travels, or new design to create your story. a reasonable alternative to home design. I work well on a budget!

custom gift wrapping

custom gift wrapping service.  in home custom design gift wrap for the busy lady of the house during the holiday season.
HOLIDAY SEASON is here SOOOOO secure your appointment for your gift wrapping session!! dates available beginning december 8th through december 20th.
living in huntsville, texas i have heard for years, "michele has the most beautiful packages", i want to pass the creativity on to you. this is my favorite time of the year. i get all my gifts gathered, choose a theme or colors for the season, and get to work creating gorgeous wrappings for the giving.

i know with the hustle and bustle of the holidays we can get overwhelmed with the buying not to mention the final presentation. that is where i come in. after you have done the bulk of your shopping i can arrive with wrapping designs in mind. the thought you put into your purchase with be reflected in the packaging and presentation.
from bling to down home, tree theme to kids, i will wrap and embellish. i usually choose 2 to 3 coordinating papers, ribbons, and embellishments. book early as dates will fill soon. weekdays or weekends available* paper selections at time of booking due to supply availability.the charge is $22. hourly + supplies. have supplies gathered to create your beautiful holiday season presents or give me a budget and theme and i can be your personal shopper and transform your gift giving into works of art.
i look forward to working with you. email me at michelemiller@photophyllis.com or call

 713-530-5857. .

testimonials

michele has an eye that has captured my heart and many priceless memories. family functions. weddings, graduations, our babies growing up, vacations all over this beautiful world and some of the funniest moments we have laughed until we cried. i only wish my eyes captured the beauty she can see.

b k wisham

michele has been a friend of mine for over 35 years, even before she was bestowed the name photophyllis. we got together frequently for travel, family functions, girl weekends. she always had camera in hand and everyone was excited to see her photographs. she is candid. she sees the extraordinary beauty of the world and the people in it. a narrator. her photographs tell the story of historical architectural structures, nature, love, the innocence of a child, the glory of winning and the agony of defeat. although she is versatile in her subjects; every photograph has something to say.

judy mc knight

you do so many things, have no fear to tackle any project, have an unbelievable talent for all you attempt, and are excellent at all you do! when i walk through my house, every room has a piece you have made for me: many baskets, a woodblock magnet board, a fancy/fun cigar box, a framed dragonfly out of your wonderful photography collection, priceless canvases of sisters and grandsons, and the list goes on! when i look at each piece, i'm reminded of the beautiful friendship we have and how precious you and that friendship are to me. you know how much i love you and how great i think your talent is! i would hate to miss on the opportunity to be a part of this for you!! 

faye sullivan

michele's love of life, people, nature, and travel is truly evident in her art. the stories each piece tells is not only beautiful...it's inspiring and makes people smile from ear to ear! i've supported her art business in my tea room in bellaire, texas for almost two years. she's the most successful local artist i've ever represented. her attention to the customers' needs, her professionalism and her uncanny ability to deliver unique work time after time has made her a local celebrity in my tea room!

kim mchugh

i first met michele at a class in bellaire at mc hugh tea shop about a year and a half ago. i had already admired her artwork displayed in the tea shop every time i visited and once she started teaching some craft classes there, i got to know her much better. i've take quite a few classes over this time and learned many new things from her and how to recycle items into craft projects. she is an amazing, creative artist and i dearly love being in her classes. i am so happy she will have the opportunity to share some of her work with out st. luke's community.

carla hansson

i can't say enough about michele's talent and patience in making the most beautiful and memorable gifts! her creativity, knowledge, and fantastic eye are evident in all her work. from beautiful note cards made with gorgeous photographs of texas, to canvas prints that will last a lifetime, i can depend on michele to produce a beautiful product! she is a pleasure to know and to work with.

camela elliott


as i was pondering yet another birthday gift for my impossible-to-buy-for husband, i thought of the beautiful canvas photos michele did for the houston museum of natural science volunteer library and for several mutual hmns friends. inspiration struck! i sent her a sample of my husband's favorite photos from some of our recent "exotic" vacations, and she worked wonders with them-turning them into truly works of art that we can display proudly in our home! michele helped select the best photos: "cleaned up" his amateur photos, cropping and centering them. we worked together to come up with an aesthetically pleasing arrangement, making sure there was at least one photo to commemorate each trip. my husband was thrilled with the unique and personal gift, and we've already told michele we will be in touch after we return from our next trip!
p.s. while we were at it, i also had her do several other photos for other gifts-including my son, two sister-in-laws, and a niece! so many gifts resolved in one quick and easy step!

 gail peterkin


please feel free to call me for any photo or creative need.  a great sounding block for ideas you or i can create!!

"everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play ...

about the artist

"everyone needs beauty as well as bread, 

places to play and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike."
john muir


because I travel the world in search of the next cultural experience, architectural feature, and the nature that surrounds me, I tell my story on canvas. any act of creating is connecting to people in their cultures and the senses. art is not always about words, it is the feeling you get maybe wishing you were in this far away place or visual of growing these magnificent flowers in your garden. that is what I try to express in my work.
I capture my medium in the closeups that bring the detail of beautiful bright flowers or the lines in 100 to 1,000(s) year old architecture to you. you can almost smell the fragrance and bring wonder to the hands that created these works of art/history.
people tell me that when they share in my pictures they feel like they were with me on this trip. there is no better feeling of fulfillment when your passion is recognized in the hearts of others. you know people feel and see what you saw, they truly get it. we are such a small piece on this big beautiful marble we call home soooo to capture in its beauty for just one shot hopefully stirs others to make their journey and tell their story.

i offer a high quality 65-35 cotton canvas, then sealed after framing.

custom handmade canvas from your photo or in my collection.

a three day turnaround and delivery available!

i have been shooting since the 70's and have won honors several years in the Bellaire Buzz and and finished up march 2014 with a exhibit at st. lukes methodist church on westheimer. it has now been two years and i have been invited back to exhibit for the month of march 2016.  have had the honor to write and and add pics from digs for the dashing diplodocus with the houston museum of natural science.  i was also commissioned to create a wall in the library of HMNS to represent the permanent halls of the 100+ year old wonder of houston! i felt quite honored to say the least!

photo to custom canvas through my passion of photography

it has been a fun journey. i have always wanted to be a painter and especially a watercolor artist. wanting to create beautiful muted colors with an artistic flair. i have taken photos and created these one of a kind watercolor whimsy critters, architectural pieces and places for your viewing pleasure.
i have been shooting since the 70’s winning honors several years in the bellaire buzz, contribute to publications, designer/DIY teacher, and i have a standing exhibit at mchugh tea room in bellaire.
sooooooo with that, embrace my fun colorful watercolor whimsy canvas line introduced in january 2016! displayed are my animals, architectural elements, and beloved pets. i can take your photos and turn them into colorful watercolor whimsy art portraying the fun side of your beloved fido! from 8x10 to 16x20 the creativity begins. other sizes available based on your original file size.

your photo to custom canvas


through my passion of photography, every image you see on my website, from the original shot to the finished canvas was created by me. bring works of art into your home, your art! take pictures, old and new, of your loved ones and turn them into priceless works of art on canvas. celebrate the beauty of arranging color, canvas sizing, and genre to create walls of distinction. don't forget "interior design with budgets in mind". whether it's in your yard or across the globe, every canvas and every home has a story, what's yours? michele

love custom orders

now i can bring these works of art into your home or turn them into watercolors. I take my free lance photography or picture you have of your loved ones, children, families, the family pet, and turn them into a priceless handmade canvas work of art or watercolors. maybe you have been to a destination and want to capture that moment. I can accomplish that for you.
whether it's in the yard, a family gathering, small wedding, or across the world, every canvas has a story, what's yours?? It would be my pleasure to put my experience to work for you. michele

about me

from print to watercolor

the whimsy watercolors are doing wonderful! 8x10 are 40.00 and 11x14 80.00. larger sizes available. sooooooo you see sometime it's the simple things that create beautiful art.
you'll have your choice of the the three applications i created for april 2016 to add this cheerful canvas to your kitchen or as a gift.
3/4" wrapped handmade stretched canvas in your choice of sizes. email me at michelemiller@photphyllis.com for any questions.
SPECIAL ORDERS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND WELCOMED FOR YOUR SPECIAL MOMENTS!

locations around the city

Make sure you check out the launch of watercolor whimsy at Mc Hugh tea room 5305 bissonnet street, bellaire, texas 77401 713-208-6300. i'll have 8x10, 11x14, and 16x20 for your viewing and purchase. cash, check, and credit available for your convenience. they are my photos that i have created watercolors with a whimsy flair in color and presentation. adorable and available for your special orders! the critters are precious and the landscapes mesmerizing! look forward to seeing you are the tea room for a great lunch and fellowship!! and always, thank you all for your support!! kindest, michele

your photos to custom art!

through my passion of photography, every image you see on my website, from the original shot to the finished canvas was created by me. bring works of art into your home, your art! take pictures, old and new, of your loved ones and turn them into priceless works of art on canvas. celebrate the beauty of arranging color, canvas sizing, and genre to create walls of distinction. don't forget "interior design with budgets in mind". whether it's in your yard or across the globe, every canvas and every home has a story, what's yours? 

CART for canvas and notecard preparation

it's time for holiday cards and i can prepare 4x6 handmade photo notecards on white or brown cardstock for the giving with envelopes from your pictures or your everyday thank you's to friends and family.

prices for custom handmade canvas have a 2-3 business day turnaround in houston and surrounding area, (within 50 miles). notecards about a week.   please contact me at michelemiller@photophyllis.com for shipping fees out of state of texas and 8.25% sales tax. call for 1 1/2" handmade wood framing prices. 713-530-5857 email for 1 1/2" framing bars prices.

DIY classes

for birthdays, girls get togethers with a day learning basket weaving, repurposing, jewelry, memory blocks. the ideas are endless. will gear craft to your party. $249.00 for three hours plus materials. drop me a note and we can create a memorable day for the young and mature.

design art from the most obscure items. old and new. think about family heirlooms to create one of a kind works of art. why keep them in the drawer when you could display them in you home!

DIY classes for birthdays, girls get togethers with a day learning basket weaving, repurposing, jewelry, memory blocks. the ideas are endless. will gear craft to your party. $249.00 for three hours plus materials. drop me a note and we can create a memorable day for the young and mature.

$249.00

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note cards watercolor/regular 8 handmade custom photo note cards 5x6.5 $16.00 ADD TO CART

$16.00

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watercolor whimsy/or original 8x10 handmade stretched 3/4" canvas special orders welcome!! $40.00

$40.00

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watercolor whimsy/or original 11x14 handmade stretched 3/4" canvas. special orders welcome! $80.00 ADD TO CART

$80.00

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watercolor whimsy/or original 16x20 handmade stretched 3/4" canvas. special orders welcome! $149.00 ADD TO CART

$149.00

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watercolor whimsy/or original 20x24 handmade stretched 3/4"canvas. special orders welcome! $199.00

$199.00

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michelemiller@photophyllis.com

photophyllis.com

(713) 530-5857