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Name: Cari Miller

Media: Currently colored pencil and marker for "Daily Drawings". Had been primarily acrylic on canvas and photography (also assemblages with recycled objects, knitting, quilling, jewelry-making, tangling, pastel, watercolor...)

Education: A degree in communications from The University of Akron (summa cum laude) and post-baccalaureate studies at the Mary Schiller School of Arts (4.0)

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 Color: Hot Pink

Favorite Food: Chocolate

Personal: A lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, I currently live in Akron with my husband and children

Greatest Joys: My family and watching people enjoy my art (or be moved by it)