Miriam Slater is a California based artist who works in a variety of art styles including cubism, surrealism, classicism and expressionism. She is a painter in the traditional sense but also paints on a variety of objects such as musical instruments, boxes, teacups, jewelry and furniture. She attended California State University Fullerton and received a BFA in painting with a minor in art history (1975). Upon graduating she went on to exhibit in Los Angeles and soon developed a celebrity cliental including Jack Nicholson, Anjelica Huston, Quincy Jones, Jeff Bridges and Brooke Astor. She also studied faux marbling, gilding and antique Japanese lacquer techniques and so has created murals, furniture and fanciful interiors. Designers she has worked for include Sister Parish, Mark Hampton, Jarrett Hedborg and Nancy Pierrepont. In 1978 she attended Art Center College of Design and studied drawing and painting with figurative artist Harry Carmean. In 2003 she obtained a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and is a licensed acupuncturist. Slater currently lives in Santa Barbara, California where she paints and works with number of environmental organizations.