Organic Vessels
Fine Art Gourds & Planned Murals

Gourd Artist and Muralist, Missy Miles, works from her studio/gallery (Organic VesseArtist, Missy Milesls) in Hamilton Alabama. Her designs on gourds range from the whimsical to the sublime. Missy began her gourd journey in 2005 and has since won numerous awards from juried shows in the Southeast (USA).

In both 2008 and 2009, Miles was awarded the title of Alabama Gourd Queen. Most recently she was awarded Artist Choice at the Jerry Brown Art Festival for the fifth year in a row.

Missy is a member of the American Gourd Society, Alabama Gourd Society, Northwest Alabama Arts Council and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. Her murals can be seen in Marion, Fayette, Lamar and Pickens counties (Alabama).

"My process is to manipulate the gourds used in my work by carving, sculpting and painting designs that I feel - and hopefully you will as well - make them unique and one-of-a-kind. Each piece of gourd art that I create touches my heart and I hope it will yours too". -- Missy Miles

Missy Miles - Man's Battle with Sin - Group Exhibit - Decatur, AL