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About Mia

I am an artist/illustrator from the Mid-North Coast of NSW. 

I create detailed ink illustrations and fine-line tattoos inspired by the nature and wildlife of Australia. My work is based on the beauty and vulnerability of the amazing flora and fauna that exists in our sunburnt country. I always develop such a fondness of the subject that I illustrate and I have learned so much about our environment by getting up close and studying the unique and intricate details that it's plants and animals hold. I hope that the details that then translate into my work invite the viewer to do the same. 

Growing up in the beautiful sea side town of Emerald Beach, I spent my early days out and about exploring the Moonee Beach Nature Reserve and surfing in the Solitary Islands Marine Park- regularly interacting with dolphins, kangaroos, sea turtles and other native creatures. Naturally I want to protect these beings and their environments, so I endeavour to create art with purpose, that can be used to drive and inspire change. 

In 2021 I opened my illustration/fine line tattoo studio- Sun Loft Studio in Newcastle, NSW. The studio was a concept that spent years in the making and I am so proud to be able to share this space with all those who have supported my art and tattooing along the way. 

I absolutely love taking on projects with other makers, creators and brands that have similar goals and philosphies behind their practice. 

You can support my work by booking in for a tattoo, purchasing prints and other items from my online store or by following my projects on instagram- @theartbymia

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