Name: Cari Miller
Media: Primarily acrylic on canvas and photography (also assemblages with recycled objects, knitting, quilling, jewelry-making, Zentangling, colored pencil, pastel, marker ...)
Education: A degree in communications from The University of Akron (summa cum laude) and post-baccalaureate studies at the Mary Schiller School of Arts
Artistic Influences: Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Henry Matisse. Picasso especially is an inspiration for all the media he mastered, his wide variety of styles, and the incredible longevity of his career. Also, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston and Paul Strand for their outstanding black and white photography.
When I Started Drawing: Ever since I can remember
First Job: Newspaper Carrier for Cleveland Press at age 12
Most Fun Job: Working backstage at Blossom Music Center
Former Occupations: Reporter, Associate Editor, Communication Specialist, Graphic Designer, Promotions Coordinator, Special Event & Portrait Photographer, Commissioned Artist, Freelance Writer
Favorite Places to Visit: New York City, Costa Rica and anywhere in Europe (including Iceland)
Favorite Colors: Red and Purple
Favorite Food: Chocolate
Personal: A lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, I currently live in Akron with my husband and three children.
Greatest Joys: My family and watching people enjoy my art