Thursday, August 22, 2013

Artist Spotlight: Mia Lane

Photo of Mia Lane
Animal imagery, especially dogs, comprise the majority of Mia Lane’s artwork. Some images are painted plein air, others are created in the studio from field sketches combined with photography and her imagination. Her artwork uses mediums from oils, acrylics, watercolours, etchings, mixed media and pen and ink. 

Mia was recently commissioned by the prestigious Kennel Club Art Gallery in London, UK to paint for an exhibit called ‘The Newfoundland: An Exhibition of Art and History Portraying this Noble, Loyal Breed’.

The exhibit runs until January 2014 and celebrates the well-loved Newfoundland dog.  The painting, shown here, is called “The Hikers” and was inspired by Mia’s trip to Newfoundland.  Amazed by the rocky, barren windswept coastlines, she understood their need for a rugged, dependable, bear-like dog such as the Newfoundland.  The image will appear in Mia’s 2015 Must Love Dogs calendar.

Image of "The Hikers"
16" x 20" acrylic on board
Mia presently lives in Prince Edward County, with her husband Robert, three dogs and two ferrets. Her home doubles as a painting studio and has a stunning view overlooking the peaceful waters of Fish Lake. During her spare time, Mia is an avid gardener.

Young foxes playing in Mia's garden
Colourful inspiration found in at the garden

For more information on Mia Lane please visit her newly launched website: