Photo by Steve Leimberg

Kathy Miller Time celebrates the art of living:

art, family, friends, food, home & garden, entertaining, lifestyle, travel, sports, and tailgating…the idea of living well.

I love to paint. I love football, food, family, friends and tailgating…not necessarily in that order. What started in 2013 as a “Tailgating Through The South” painting series soon morphed into something larger with my tailgating blog. I discovered my readers enjoyed the tailgating adventures, but also were interested in my other stories. Tales about hiking in the mountains of North Carolina, visiting farmer’s markets in Vermont, eating lobster everyday in Maine (and sharing those recipes), special gardens and homes in Charleston, interiors on Amelia Island, and simply celebrating life and the art of living.

Kathy Miller crop photo by Susan Scarborough

photo by Susan Scarborough

Tailgating: for my football loving fans. After rooting for my favorite team, the Tennessee Volunteers, attending Florida games as a Gator Mom, and traveling to away games around the SEC, I painted a “Tailgating Through The South” series that celebrates the special school traditions and unique tailgating spots of each of the 14 Southeastern Conference schools. Each painting richly captures the essence of its school’s culture, campus, culinary creations, and people; always including a tailgate.

Art & Painting: I graduated from The University of Tennessee with a degree in Textiles & Clothing/Merchandising. After a successful career as a buyer and Divisional Merchandise Manager with Proffitt’s Department Store, I began painting to satisfy my creative longings. While living in Ponte Vedra Beach, I took art classes with Ellen Diamond, a well-known artist and teacher. Even after moving to Amelia Island, I continue to travel to Ellen’s class for weekly lessons.
My favorite painting subject other than tailgating??? Flowers, landscapes and  tablescapes.  Original paintings are currently available in the online gallery  Please contact me for purchasing information.

Photo by Susan Scarborough

Food & Entertaining: Good food usually accompanies any celebration. Whether tailgating, homegating, having a picnic or entertaining at the Holidays, I always serve recipes that are fairly easy and have lots of flavor. Setting a beautiful table is part of the fun of entertaining.

Home & Garden: As a Textiles & Clothing major in college, I took many interior design courses along with arts and crafts. I have loved working with interiors and garden architecture throughout many home building projects. As an artist I also enjoy painting interiors and tablescapes.

Lifestyle & Travel: When traveling to the college campuses for my Tailgating series, one goal was to discover special restaurants (white tablecloth or dives) unique to that school or town. As I travel the country I continue to carry on this tradition. No fast food for us!


Photo by Susan Scarborough


“Tailgating Through The South” is a collection of visually captivating paintings that reflect a collage of images gathered from some of the most elaborate college football tailgating parties. Each painting richly captures the essence of its school’s culture, campus, culinary creations and people.

Paintings depicting lavish tailgating parties at some of the most well loved schools in the south are available as fine art giclees on canvas to adorn your home or office, or as premium quality poster prints which make great gifts for college students. Fourteen paintings are currently available to view in the online gallery at Please contact me for purchasing information.

Kathy Lovett Miller grew up in Knoxville, TN where she became a huge fan of the Tennessee Volunteers at an early age. She graduated from UT with a with a BS in Textiles and Clothing/Fashion Merchandising. She and her husband moved to Jacksonville, FL with their two young children, and the family remained tried and true UT fans. When the kids were ready to choose a college, they headed to the University of Florida and “The Swamp”. While continuing to support her Alma Mater and VOL football team, Kathy became an enthusiastic Gator mom. Her passion for football and the tailgating culture with its fanfare, amazing food presentations, and rivalries has never waned. Today she travels the college campuses gathering inspiration for her paintings, favorite fan recipes and unforgettable memories with family and friends.






Copyright © 2024 Kathy Miller. All Rights Reserved.

Website Design and Developed by PMCJAX