I want my art to bring joy to people
My name is Cari Miller, artist and owner of Sunthing Special. I have been drawing and writing as long as I can remember. In my 30+ year career, I have worked as a reporter, associate editor, graphic designer, commissioned artist, professional photographer, and more. For five years (2011-1015) I had a studio/gallery in downtown Akron. Since then I have been working from my home in NW Akron.
I started painting suns in the early 2000s, and have been fortunate enough to have six of them appear on “CBS Sunday Morning” a total of 11 times. I have been in dozens of shows, and won some awards from time to time. My Akron-oriented items were sold in places like the Akron-Canton Airport and the former West Point Market. But what makes me happiest is when my art finds the right “home”, or even just brings a smile to someone’s face as he or she looks at it. My art is primarily bright and happy, because I have always felt there is more than enough sadness in the world and maybe my purpose on earth is to create art that brings joy to others.
I use a lot of different media and my mind never stops going. I like to use scraps when I can. I also like to use my art to help bring awareness to causes. I have raised a total of well over $2,000 to support causes like Save the Children, the Akron Soap Box Derby, Life is Good No Matter What and the Water Project.
My art is an extension of myself, so this Facebook account is too. :)