We had the good fortune of connecting with LaJon Miller and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi LaJon, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
It’s pretty much what I’ve wanted to do since a little boy.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
LaJon Miller is a Southern California based artist and I’ve been drawing since he was four years old. Sitting in front of the television and drawing scenes from old Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, and Popeye cartoons. Then around the age of ten he found the realization of how much he loved getting lost in his own world creating characters or scenes from his imagination. Life eventually led him to getting a 3D Animation degree then receiving formal art training from an experienced watercolor and oil painting master in Glendale CA. And through lots of trial and error he began to self teach himself how to use the more modern mediums such as acrylic and spray paint. On many creative expressions he likes 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.” Oftentimes he finds himself exploring and mixing different paint mediums. Crossing over spray paint into acrylics. As well as combining watercolor, ink and acrylic paint.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Long Beach has too many to list. And again if I leave someone out of this list, I wouldn’t hear the end of it.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
If I miss someone in my shout-out then I’ll never hear the end of if so I want to thank everyone that has been kind and patient with me over the last several years.
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