Miranda Girard graduated Summa Cum Laude from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2006, with a Bachelor’s Degree in General Fine Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. In August 2006, she began a paid apprenticeship with William Lewin Conservator LLC, a small art conservation firm in Baltimore specializing in gilded objects. During her year at William Lewin Conservator LLC, she conserved frames for such institutions as the Whitehouse, the National Portrait Gallery, the Corcoran, and the Capitol. While in Baltimore, she also studied figurative painting with reputable Baltimore artist Palden Hamilton at Zoll Studio. In the Summer of 2008, Miranda spent three months studying painting and drawing in the classical style in Argenton-Chateau, France at the famed Studio Escalier with artists from around the world. Miranda is a full-time commissioned artist who resides in Trumbull, Connecticut. Her portraits and landscapes are motivated by expression, emotion, and environment.