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Please contact us to discuss Mia Pratt's "Bohemian Fables" and "Objects of Beauty" works currently in process or completed works.
Mia Pratt Fine Art offers original artwork to the design trades and private collectors around the world.
As an oil painter I’m inspired to capture the beauty and essence of what is real, while expanding freely into the fables, figures and symbols of my imagination. My art expresses an intersection between these two worlds with vivid colors that exaggerate reality just enough to challenge its limits.
I can trace my artistic point of view back to a childhood collection of World Book Encyclopedias, where I spent countless hours exploring everything from the Persian queens to Indian lotus blossoms. This deep connection with my past reveals its presence in the thematic, symbolic and narrative aspects of my Bohemian Fables paintings, which depict costumed figures and living creatures in exotic garden settings.
I use a trinity of oil paint, metallics and gel medium in most paintings. I apply layers of gel-infused paint to impart texture, and lustrous metallics to add dimension to the work. With frequent dry times required in between layers, one painting often takes months to complete. While one piece of art is drying, I’ll choose a unique subject from nature and create a piece for my Objects of Beauty collection.
When I’m in mid-creation, nothing else matters - there’s just me and the work undergoing a focused transformation like caterpillar to butterfly. It’s only in the final stages of detailing, when I see the completed work finally manifest on canvas, that I enjoy the deep sense of fulfillment that drives me to create.
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