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meet the artist

Mia is a queer freelance artist who has been (sometimes questionably) emersing herself into the world of art for eight years. After discovering the manga section in her school library, Mia was drawn to the soft characters and softer colours, which inspired her to take up art in an attempt to recreate the books she spent so long reading.

Mia works in both traditional and digital mediums, favouring watercolours over all. Her current interests in macabre subjects, spiritual plants, and offensively bold colours has led her down a path of painting pretty boys with pastel plasters and glitter tears. All of her current works feature flora with conotations relating to themes drawn from the Victorian movement of the Language of Flowers. As well as this, she is majorly inspired by the Art Nouveau movement of the early 1900s and the colourful pop fashion found on the streets of Harajuku, Japan.

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Mia is the present cover artist and page illuminator for Queer zine, Pinkwashed Quartely, a zine dedicated to the revival of the 1890s counter culture and following the ideals of the Arts and crafts movement.

Since 2018, Mia has been tabeling at conventions across England, including London Film and Comic Con, London Anime and Gaming Con, Tokonatsu, Milton Keynes Comic Con, and Aylesbury Geeky Con XL.

In August 2018, Mia showcased her art series 'Drink Your Gender' at People Power on Paper, an art exhibition at Cave Pimlico, showcasing young artists and their art discussing modern social progress.

In November 2019, Mia colloborated with Wild and Kind CIC, a 'Profit for Purpose' organisation tackling lonliness and isolation of women and marganalised gender groups. Together, Mia and the Wild and Kind team created their t-shirt 'Be Strong'.

Alongside her art, Mia is a fulltime plant mum and undergraduate Biotechnology student.

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