Miranda Jones
Played by Mara Purl

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Gorgeous, young painter of wildlife, an artist on the verge of success, a shade too gullible for smooth Zackery, and for conniving Zelda.

From a note found at Finders Gallery:

Is the central character of Milford-Haven. She’s a beauty in her late twenties who has run away to Milford-Haven to find herself.

She’s a refugee from a wealthy family who could have had it “all”, if “society” was what she’d wanted. Instead, she wanted her true self – whatever that might be. For a while she thought she’d never find herself, find her own special purpose, her own place in this world of shifting values and disappearing relationships.
But then she found Milford-Haven.

MIRANDA… is the metaphor for Milford-Haven, the one who’s doing what everyone else is trying to do, the one who never sold out, the one who follows her vision,
pursues her dream with a passion. She’s a painter, an artist, the real deal. The purity of her vision is something she’s actually able to capture on canvas… when she sees an eagle, she sees into his essence, and this essence shimmers off her canvas, so that every viewer who sees her canvas feels that the eagle has communicated to them personally.

Painfully shy, she questions her own talent and works feverishly to perfect her skills, preoccupied with her own struggle. She is as attractive to men as she is unaware of her powerful magnetism…a natural beauty lit by an inner flame, she lights fires in men and then tries to quench the fire… Or is it that some unresolved inner conflict has kept her from responding until now?

Miranda is a woman of the 90s… driven, ambitious, talented, independent, determined… and hoping…for love. There’s a part of her that’s naive, a part of her that doesn’t want to know where the handsome new man in her life goes when he says goodnight to her; a part of her that doesn’t want to know what’s on the nightly news; a part of her that doesn’t want to know global warming is just around the corner. But as she stays in Milford-Haven, rediscovering the child-self – which is both innocent and wise – she glimpses a new strength in wanting to know, wanting to take responsibility, wanting to face dark secrets.

Miranda’s goodness and purity is also her gullibility, and she fails to recognize the conniving manipulations of her artist’s representative and business manager, Zelda McIntyre. Focused on her painting work, uncomfortable with the idea of selling herself, and delighted not to have to struggle with financial details, she has turned over her business life to her artist’s rep. Miranda is a woman of the millenium, facing into the new century with a wisdom as yet unproven and an inner strength as yet undiscovered all of which she will find for herself in MILFORD-HAVEN.

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