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ARTIST: LaJon Miller

I am a Southern California based artist and I’ve been drawing since I
was four years old. I would sit in front of our television and draw
scenes from old Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, and Popeye cartoons. So
I guess it was around the age of ten that I realized how much I loved
getting lost in my own world creating characters or scenes from my
head. Life eventually led me to getting 3D Animation degree then
receiving formal art training from an old watercolor and oil painting
master in Glendale CA. And later on I taught myself how to use the
more modern mediums such as acrylic and spray paint.

I am a fan of the old masters like Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Monet, Charles
Bargue as well as pop culture masters like Dali, graffiti artist like
Justin Bua and comic book illustrating masters such as Alex Ross, Todd
McFarlane, J. Scott Campbell, Rob Liefeld, Jack Kirby and Akira
Toriyama.

On many creative expressions I like to work with vibrant color, and on
many occasions textured surfaces. I like to use color to evoke a
visual reaction. Texture in an art piece has always been very alluring
to me, so I want to create that individual attraction for the viewer
to want to touch my artwork.. I tend to work with acrylic and
watercolor mediums because of the faster application and drying
process. Often times I find myself exploring and mixing different
paint mediums. Crossing over spray paint into acrylics. As well as
combining watercolor, ink and acrylic paint.

I've been focusing my present creative energy on painting and
illustrating women. The women in my paintings are not based on any one
specific female or feminine figure in my life but a plethora of many
women. Women have been a direct influence to a multitude of positive
and significant transitions throughout my life experiences. Especially
in the direction towards an art career. In this present state I live
in a world of massive gender inequality and I’m making it my personal
responsibility as a man to use my voice creatively to bring attention
and awareness to the strength, passion, resilience, innovation and
beauty that women can offer to the world. If we allow women to receive
the same opportunities and treatment there can only be amazing
positivity and growth for us as human beings. The power of creation
and the universe itself exists within the woman and without her we
could never be.

“My voice stands with her voice, and each line I create builds a step
towards equality for her.”