I am LJ Miller, an artist and graphic designer living in southwest Ohio. I work in acrylic paints with a limited but colorful palette. I am drawn to the effects of light and how it exposes shapes, colors, and contrasts on all types of subjects. I use loose brushstrokes and layer colors to add depth and interest. My favorite thing to capture is the essence of people and animals.

I have a degree in graphic design with studies in drawing and painting. Before children I painted several murals and commission pieces. Five growing boys soon became a handful, along with operating my graphic design business, and I found my time at the easel taking a backseat. My children are grown now and I am able to find my painterly voice again. I am forever learning how to better portray subjects through color, value and loose brushstrokes.

I feel blessed to live on a farm where we raise cattle and crops. I love spending time with my family & all that the great outdoors has to offer!

I hope my paintings stir a connection within you!