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““Capturing the sun-drenched beauty of our lifestyle in Western Australia is the main theme in my paintings. I often paint beach and water playgrounds, the simplicity of still life I find in my own home, and pets and their people. I aim to seek out and express in paint, the quiet beauty, sensitivity and emotion I see in my daily life living on the coast of WA. I’ve recently started a quirky art series that has captured a lot of attention and is selling very well...my #secretlifeofwildlife series, which is available as originals and prints. Mia’s love of photography has enabled her to capture the intense light and deep shadow that plays around her in Western Australia. Photography helps her ‘freeze’ the magic of a moment; moments that often go unnoticed in the hectic, frantic pace of our daily lives, and allows her to then recreate it as a realistic oil painting. Joyful, heartfelt storytelling, capturing quiet pensive moments; innocence in a fleeting glance; the movement and spell binding colour of play under water; gentle interaction that is awash with light, beauty and simplicity.Mia has won a number of awards; is a founding member of ‘Women in Art Western Australia and is dedicated to pursuing an ongoing career in fine art and photography. Her blog is filled with tips and tricks for passionate artists and collectors. Blog/gallery mymiasart.com'Life at the end of a paintbrush'

Education

1996 Claremont School of Art, WA - Fine Art
2008 – 2013 Claremont School of Art, WA– part time studies in oil painting
2013 Diploma of Professional Photography, Photography Institute

Exhibitions

2018 Inagural Perth Upmarket Art Market Stall holder
2018 Semi Finalist Bluethumb Art prize 2018
2017 Semi Finalist Bluethumb Art Prize 2017
2016 Three Person Show - Moore’s Building Contemporary Art Gallery Fremantle, WA 1st - 17th April
¥ Newman College Art Expo, WA (invitation only) (SOLD)
¥ West Australian Society of Arts Annual Show (Prize Winner)
¥ Army Art, Leeuwin barracks, East Fremantle, WA (invitation only – August (SOLD)
¥ Claremont Art Awards, WA
¥ St Marks College art awards
¥ Clifton Art Award, WA
2015
• Newman College Art Expo, WA (Invitation only)
• PUBLIC Salon, Victoria Park, WA 2015
• West Australian Society of Arts Annual Show (Prize Winner)
• City of Wanneroo Art Awards, WA
• RAS Art Award, Perth Royal Agricultural Show
2014
• Newman College Art Expo, WA (Invitation only)
• West Australian Society of Arts Annual Show
• RAS Art Award, Perth Royal Agricultural Show  (Prize Winner)
• Natural Environment Exhibition, ENEX100 Perth City (Invitation only) (SOLD)
• City of South Perth Emerging Art Awards, WA
2013
• Newman College Art Expo, WA (Invitation only) (SOLD x 2)
• West Australian Society of Arts Annual Show (Highly Commended)
• RAS Art Award, Perth Royal Agricultural Show (SOLD)
• City of South Perth Emerging Art Awards, WA
2012
• City of Mosman Park Art Awards (Prize winner)
• Perth Art Expo - University of WA  ( 1st Prize Winner)
• Perth Royal Agricultural Show
• City of South Perth Emerging Art Awards

Press

2017 Selected Artist for coffee table book. ‘Artists in Perth’. Premium Publishers. Hot off the press release December.
2017 WINNER ‘People’s Choice’ Mid West Art Award (‘electric blue’)
▪ 2016 WINNER ‘Best Oil’ - West Australian Society of Arts Annual Show 2016 - ( ‘Drift’ )
▪ 2015 WINNER People's Choice - West Australian Society of Arts Annual Show - ("Reflection")
▪ 2014 WINNER (Framers's Choice – chosen by the Curator) Prize - Perth Royal Agricultural Show  ("Reflection")
▪ 2013 Highly Commended - West Australian Society of Arts Annual Show (Peaches and Pottery")
▪ 2012 WINNER People's Choice Award - Town of Mosman Park Art Awards ("Look Before You Leap")
▪ 2012 WINNER First Prize - SAVE Animal Art Awards 2012 Perth Expo - 2012  ("Girl's Best Friend")

121cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,600
76cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,300
71cm (W) x 86cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,750
91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,950
86cm (W) x 71cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,750
101cm (W) x 101cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,600
61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,100
101cm (W) x 101cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,600
61cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,500
46cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil Paint
$780