Denise ("Dee") VachonMiller

Denise ("Dee") VachonMiller grew up doodling and painting. Her father enrolled her in the Art Instruction Schools correspondence course when she was an early teen. After moving out on her own at 17 yrs old, she took art classes at the University of Oregon. The requirements for grants changed after her 2nd term and she decided to put college off and enlist in the Oregon Army National Guard. They trained for her for computer operations and life went sideways.

Dee was married at 24yrs old and started a family, leaving little time to do much with her art. As she was able to, she gave most of her paintings as presents to friends and family. When Dee was 34, she became a single parent with 4 daughters to support. Her time was taken with schooling to try to increase her income within the computer industry. This has served it’s purpose and her daughters are now starting to venture out on their own. Now with a new marriage and new outlook on life she is ready to immerse herself in her art. She loves to create – and does so with pen and ink, watercolor and paintings of oil and acrylic. She loves color and has a difficult time leaving walls blank. She would love to start doing wall paintings. What a great canvas! A wall has so many possibilities! She is also developing her hand with pebble and tile mosaics.

With her new husband, they have started their first venture with alpaca ranching in September 2004. This has given her a love for alpacas and their many personalities, their loveable, expressive faces. She loves to portray them.

If you have a favorite pose, a favorite pet, your first special animal and would like a portrait done, Dee is happy to do this. She has also painted many other animals, and people. Just let us know here at PurelyAlpaca and we will put you in touch with Dee.

PurelyAlpaca is pleased to offer some of Dee's pen and ink, as well as pen and ink with watercolor work.


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