About the Artist
Kaj, (rhymes with sky), holds bachelor’s degrees in fine art and art education from the University of Nebraska, and also a master’s degree in art education from the University of Missouri. He has taught art at the secondary level. For the past few years his focus has been primarily on landscape painting and particularly en plein air painting in oil. Additionally, studio oil and acrylic landscapes, along with mixed media works about memories and dreams are currently providing him with creative inspiration.
From the time he was a young boy Kaj showed a keen interest in drawing and was influenced and inspired by his grandfather, Glenn Miler, an illustrator, portrait artist, and art director who studied at the Chicago Art Institute and the American Academy of Art. In the past few years Kaj also has studied with noted western landscape artists.
After graduation, Kaj held positions as an illustrator and graphics assistant for a large architectural firm in California. He also has worked in art gallery sales, and business management, along with teaching secondary art and Spanish. Kaj currently resides in Arizona, where from his studio he is inspired by the Southwest landscape visible all around. He also finds enjoyment in teaching art to children and adults at his studio or at pre-arranged locations.
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