Keith Miller’s San Miguel de Allende: A Place To Call Home | The Joy of Mexico |

Canadian born painter Keith Miller came under San Miguel de Allende’s intoxicating spell early on. Hearing about San Miguel’s reputation as “an artist’s town,” he embarked on an investigative journey here in 1984. “I was very attracted to the fact that people came here to live, and to practice their art,” he said, describing his immediate affection for Mexico’s colonial jewel. But then San Miguel has had a long history of being “artist friendly.” American Stirling Dickinson adopted it in the 30s, founding an art institute, and U.S. vets were welcomed here after the Second World War to take free art classes.