"When Only an Original Will Do"

Fine Art Oil Paintings in Ajijic, Mexico & Phoenix, Arizona ~ To the Design Trades & Private Collectors since 1998

Bohemian Art Studio

Mia Pratt ​Fine Art Oil Paintings

​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. ​​


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 

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 #BohemianArtStudioCollection depicts unique moments, objects and images from life and nature that capture my imagination.

Painting is like poetry for my eyes. 

Once I get a spark of inspiration, it's like writing poetry - there's something that has to be expressed, but I'm not quite sure what I'm going to say until it starts taking form. Colors harmonize like rhymes, figures tell a story, the composition determines cadence, detailing sets the mood. My art is poetry, it's dance, it's music, it's song, all rolled into one - but mostly, when I'm alone in my studio with my work, my art is love.