Mia was born in Surrey in 1973 and educated at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art, London where she won a commendation from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters at her final year exhibition in 2001. After success with larger than life portraits, she continued this idea with other subjects.
She finds that enlarging the scale dramatically emphasizes the form of the subject. It becomes more of a landscape of form and shape. Her realistic approach envelops the canvas and entices the onlooker into the picture.
Mia devides her time between London and France.