PAULA JO (PJ) MILLER
Contemporary Abstract Artist 
Pagosa Springs, CO
   
Paula Jo Miller is a contemporary abstract artist living in beautiful Pagosa Springs, CO. Formerly a nonprofit consultant, she retired in Pagosa to pursue her passion for painting and teaching. 
Paula Jo comes from a long line of remarkable female artists. The finest was her Mother who took her first painting lesson at age 60. That courage inspired Paula Jo to create her series of interactive art classes where both kids and adults can learn abstract techniques and work with a variety of painting styles, tools and textures - all in a judgment free space.​

Paula Jo exhibits in solo and group shows around the country, often benefitting charitable organizations for which she's passionate. Her work hangs in galleries, businesses and in the homes of private collectors. She's a founding board member and Secretary/Treasurer of the Pagosa Springs Arts Council, as well as Beyond Words International (BWI). She serves on the advisory board for Dog Lodge Sanctuary in Houston, Texas. And, she volunteers with numerous community organizations, including Humane Society of Pagosa Springs, Rise Above Violence, Rock the Vote, Seeds of Learning, and others.

For six weeks during Summer 2019, Paula and other members of BWI, volunteered to teach the healing arts at a Syrian refugee camp. The intention was to offer non-verbal ways for the refugees to express their trauma and begin to heal. This was a humbling and life-changing expereince for Paula, which she's attempting to capture in her upcoming series: LIGHT.