Today we’d like to introduce you to LaJon Miller.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
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.
Please tell us about your art.
I like to work with vibrant color, especially bright pink. 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. 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 use bright pink in my work to represent breast cancer and awareness to the disease. My mother is a breast cancer survivor and my favorite warrior.
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 positive 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.
We often hear from artists that being an artist can be lonely. Any advice for those looking to connect with other artists?
Instagram is a great tool to use to connect. But I feel that just going out there attends some art shows, art-walks, gallery openings, sticking your hand out and start shaking others folk’s hands and meeting other artist in person. You’ll eventually have to break out of that introverted place most artist is known for being in once people start noticing your artwork anyway. And ask other artist questions, lots of question.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My website is where purchases and paint parties can be booked. www.lajonsart.com. My Instagram page features a lot of current artwork and events promotions. I have original artwork on display for viewing and purchases at Cordoba Creative Studios gallery and event space located at 9110 S. Western Ave Los Angeles CA 90047 (951) 823-9176. And the following hair salons Elevation Hair located at 3146 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043 Salon and Studio 5526 located at 5526 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019. I also have rotating artwork that will be displayed and available for purchase at Lucy’s Boudoir located at 3925 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90807
- Website: https://www.lajonsart.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lajon39/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/LaJondoesart?lang=en&lang=en
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