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I grew up with a love for painting and decided to pursue my passion through a fine art degree at Elam, Auckland University. I also have a background in interior design, which has influenced my work spatially and extended my experimentation with colour.

About a year ago, I was commissioned to do three artworks in addition to the interior design project I was working on and it was a 'lightening bulb' moment, where I rediscovered my love for creating art and from that point have felt compelled to focus further on painting.

I have an affinity for contemporary abstract work and the spontaneity and expressiveness that it entails. My work is emotive in creation and in effect. I feel a connection to nature and frequently paint outdoors - viewers often see natural, organic forms within my work. I like to work in mixed media, often a combination of acrylic, oils and more, as doing so can add unexpected and new textures, forms and grittiness to the works.

I initially called my practice black gold creative - 'black gold' a term used to describe scarcity and value and 'creative' to enable me to work within several creative disciplines, including interior design.

At this stage my artwork has taken precedence and '19 is the year for me to pursue this...welcome to black gold creative, the studio of Christchurch based artist, Mia.

Please don’t hesitate to be in touch to discuss the possibility of commissions. All original works are accompanied with a signed Certificate of Authenticity. I look forward to showing you more works soon.

Mia x

BFA Fine Art | Dip Int Des | Cert IV Fashion