More on Mia Tarney
Mia Tarney was born in Surrey in 1973 and educated at The Heatherley School of Fine Art, London, where she obtained a diploma in portraiture and figurative painting.
Mia has since moved from figurative painting towards still life and, in particular, floral and plant subjects. Drawn to the tremendous energy flowers embody, she is captivated by their ability to be both delicate and ethereal yet generating force and strength: "The variations of shape and colour are a wonder and each variety is a uniquely masterful design"
She is meticulous in her approach in her study of subtle shades, contrast, forms and spaces. By enlarging the scale, the nature of the subject is intensified and thus depicts concentrated areas to display a wall of life. Mia places great emphasis on composition, and aims to ‘create a wall of life, a landscape of the beauty and energy of flowers’.