Artist's Statement

"I have known intimately the joy of exploring on horseback the mountain trails of the Superstitions and San Tan Mountains with their warm winds, Javelina and the bounding desert jacks. Red tailed hawks soar above the brilliant Ocotillo and California springtime poppies. My paintings reflect the reverence I feel for this magnificent country and the riders who explore her winding and elusive trails."

Original Watercolor, 22x30 inches, "Summer Harvest”

Miri's genesis is the set of "Anything Goes", where her father, Les Clark, the first of the Nine Old Men at Disney Studios, met her mother, Miriam Marlin, a 1934 Wampus Baby star. Miri "grew up" under a movieola at Walt Disney's studio.

Miriam has been part of the High Sonoran Desert for many years, finding inspiration for her vibrant and textured paintings of modern riders of the contemporary Southwest. Her work is bold and spontaneous, yet gentle and elusive with passages of intricate splashes of turquoise, gamboges and vermillion. Collectors and lovers of the wild and treacherous Southwest respond to her work and take delight in her renditions of the native chain fruit cholla, Indian Paintbrush, strawberry hedge hog, and distant mountain vistas.

Miri Weible Resume



Masters of Arts -- BYU


Milford Zornes, Robert E Wood


Woodbury University, LA California


Maricopa Technical College, Phoenix AZ


BRIO School of Art, Scottsdale AZ

Walt Disney Productions:

Art Props under Esta Haight, 1962-1966. Designed a 3 foot globe for the Walt Disney "Wild Life Adventure Series". Currently part of the Walt Disney Production, Growing up with the Nine Old Men to be released in 2013 as a Bonus Feature on the Blue Ray edition of Peter Pan.

Books & Periodicals:

"Painting from Inside Out" by Betsy Dillard Stroud 2004, North Light publications.


International Artist 2005


Watercolor Magic 2006


Illustrated seven books for Children, Phoenix School Grant


The Disney Collection


Zions Bank


Thunderbird Bank


Bank of Arizona


Brigham Young University


Many private collections in USA, Italy, Canada

Solo Exhibits:

The Tweed Museum, Duluth MN


Walt Disney Library


Grady Gammage, ASU


The Thompson Gallery, Phoenix AZ


Jeanine Meijers, Scottsdale AZ

Organizational Memberships:

Signature Memberships: National Watercolor Society & Watercolor West


22x30 Critique Group since 1976

Civic Awards:

1981 AZ Woman of the Year -- one of the 50 outstanding young women in America.


1981 AZ Young Mother of the Year -- Sponsor: Mothers of America.


1964 Association of Women's Student Woman of the Year, Pierce College, Northridge CA

"Best of Show" Awards

1996 Scenic Southwest - National Juried Exhibit


2005 Western Federation of Watercolor Societies


Numerous National and Regional Exhibitions, workshops and plein-aire exhibits.

Hewitt Canyon Riders, oil, SOLD