San Rafael, CA
In Mia's own words, she is "an artist who happens to have a disability," creating paintings and textile works with a headwand-- a brush or stylus attached to a helmet that allows the movement of her head to negotiate both shape and pressure. Mia's cerebral palsy impacts the use of her hands and she has developed over time a system that benefits her desire and dedication to create. Mia's abstract paintings are characterized by dynamic color combinations and varying textures, each alluding to the experimentation Mia allows in her process. Her paintings are informed by her interests, her life experiences, and the natural world, allowing us to access her emotions and spirit through painting.
I (b. San Francisco 1967) work and operate my studio and business out of San Rafael CA. I am currently nationally represented by Artlifting. Artlifiting empowers artists living with homelessness or disabilities through the celebration and sale of their artwork.
Some of my original paintings have been collected by LinkedIn headquarter office, Sutter Health newest campus in San Francisco and other corporations in the country. West Elm commissioned a special painting to make into prints that are available in the stores.
My work was shown at the DeYoung Museum, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Studio 333, Marin Society of Artists Gallery, NIAD Art Center, and more.
I am an active member of Marin Open Studios, Marin MOCA, and Marin Society of Artists. I have participated in Marin Open Studios for many years. I enjoy meeting people and sharing my art.