"When Only an Original Will Do"

Fine Art Oil Paintings Ajijic, Mexico & Phoenix, Arizona

I still wonder at the miraculous beauty in the world.​

My deep connection with that childhood sense of wonder reveals its presence in the thematic, symbolic and narrative aspects of my #BohemianFables paintings, a series of fine art oil paintings that depict costumed figures and living creatures in exotic garden settings.​ The #BohemianArtCollection depicts unique moments, objects and images that capture my imagination.

Inspiration comes when words fail and I'm compelled to express myself with color.

As an artist I’m inspired to capture the beauty and essence of what is real, while expanding freely into the figures,

fables and symbols of my imagination. My oil paintings express an intersection between these two worlds through the

use of vibrant colors ​and dreamy scenes that enhance reality just enough to challenge its limits.

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Bohemian Art Studio

When I’m mid-creation in an oil painting, nothing else matters.

In the studio, there’s just me and the work undergoing a focused transformation, like caterpillar to butterfly.

It's exhilarating and meditative at the same time - but it’s in the final stages of detailing, when I see the completed

work manifest on canvas, that I enjoy the deep sense of fulfillment that drives me to create.

Art & Artist 

Mia Pratt ​Fine Art Oil Paintings

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Each oil painting is a fable written with color.

​I can trace my artistic point of view back to childhood. ​​

My family owned a collection of World Book Encyclopedias and as a child I spent countless hours exploring their pages, fascinated by the colorful images of exotic things in far-away places.

Outdoors, I was obsessed with Monarch butterflies and the gold embellishments that adorn the chrysalis like nature's jewelry. Inspired by that magical touch of gold, my gold crayon decorated every drawing ~ and I still incorporate metallics in many of my works of art today. ​​