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Aspen Art Festival Taps Schaefer-Miles to Create Official Poster

Kevin Miles and Wendy Schaefer-Miles consider Colorado a second home, so it was only fitting they were selected to celebrate its scenic landscapes through official artwork. The Aspen Chamber of Commerce chose the husband and wife duo to create the official poster for its 15th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival, held July 23–24. The Wisconsin-based artists have enjoyed spending their summers in Colorado for the past 25 years, finding inspiration for their detailed landscape paintings in the state...

The Dynamic Duo of Schaefer/Miles

They say opposites attract, but occasionally shared interests create harmony in a relationship unlike any other. This is especially the case with Kevin D. Miles and Wendy Schaefer-Miles, a couple creating world-class artwork together. In 1987, the Schaefer/Miles duo married and began painting together a year later. While artists simultaneously working on a painting may seem extremely difficult, if not impossible, it was a natural fit for this artistic pair. “We each get the part that we like in...

The Art of Schaefer/Miles: Park West Gallery Artist Series

Park West Gallery Director Morris Shapiro talks to the collaborative painters about their unique artistic relationship.

Meet the Artist: 10 Questions for Popular Artist Rob Kaz

Storytelling is an essential skill for any artist. They need to be able to convey mood, tone, and sometimes even whole narratives in just one lone image on a canvas. Fortunately for Rob Kaz, he’s spent his whole career learning how to tell a story with his art. A self-taught artist, Kaz honed his craft working at several animation studios in his home state of Florida. Through his time in animated film production, he gained a wealth of knowledge about lighting, character creation, and composition...