Living with Koalas artist - Mia Laing

100 Artworks for a Koala entry by Mia Laing. Title: ‘Merry Goes Round‘ – oil on round canvas

Mia LAING

Artist and illustrator based in West Australia

100 Artworks for a Koala entry : Title: ‘Merry Goes Round

Size: 51cm circular| Medium: oil on a round canvas

“My painting for ‘Living with Koalas’ is an oil painting on a round stretcher displaying a whimsical and colourful koala surrounded by a wreath of Australian botanicals. It’s joyful and aims to capture the gentleness of these beautiful creatures.” Mia Laing 

Mia Laing has been oil painting since 2009 and is ‘blessed’ with a dedicated home studio and the chance to immerse herself fully into oil painting, of which she has taken every opportunity to do so.   Mia was under the tutorage of D’hange Yammanee for nearly 5 years (in 2009 and then again from 2011 until late 2013). D’hange is a well respected West Australian Artist and Mentor, who guided Mia to an understanding and strength with oil painting. Mia has won a number of awards; is a founding member of ‘Women in Art Western Australia and is dedicated to pursuing an ongoing career in fine art and photography. Mia has been selling steadily from her dedicated home studio collection since 2012.  Collectors have described her work as ‘emotionally uplifting’.

  

  • 2020 Winner Peopleʼs Choice – Mandjar Art Award 2020 (Sunset Love) 
  • 2017 Winner Peopleʼs Choice – Mid West Art Award 2017 (‘Electric Blueʼ) 
  • 2016 Winner ‘Best Oilʼ – West Australian Society of Arts Annual Show ( ‘Driftʼ) 
  • 2015 Winner Peopleʼs Choice – West Australian Society of Arts Annual
    Show (“Reflection”) 
  • 2014 Winner Framersʼs (Curatorʼs Choice) Prize – Perth Royal
    Agricultural Show (“Reflection”) 
  • 2013 Highly Commended – West Australian Society of Arts Annual Show –
    (Peaches and Pottery”) 
  • 2012 Winner Peopleʼs Choice Award – Town of Mosman Park Art Awards –
    (“Look Before You Leap”) 
  • 2012 Winner First Prize – SAVE Animal Art Awards 2012 Perth Expo –  (“Girlʼs Best Friend”) 

Collections 

  • 2015 – Permanent Acquisition – Continental Court Apartments, Claremont
    (“Stormy Reflections, Freshwater Bay”) 
  • 2014 – Permanent Acquisition – Sock it to Sarcoma Cancer Foundation –
    (“Joy”) 
  • 2013 – Permanent Acquisition – Hollywood Adolescent and Youth Cancer
    Centre –(“Sock it to Sarcoma”) 
  • 2013 Permanent Acquisition – Newman College –(“Summer Love”) 

Three Person Shows 

  • 2019 ‘Kidogo JAM’ (With Joanne Duffy and Alix Korte) Kidogo Art
    House Fremantle 14-20th  
  • 2016 ‘Three Palettes’ Exhibition (With Alicia Gorey and Jan Brown) –
    Mooreʼs Building Contemporary Art Gallery Fremantle,  

Group xxhibitions 

2020 

  • Mandjar Art Award (Prize Winner) 
  • Hale School (online August) 

2019
Hale School art Exhibition

  • Army Art
  • Cossack Art Award (Sold) 
  • Rottnest Foundation Art Award (SOLD)
  • Beverley Art Award
  • West Australian Society of Arts (SOLD)
  • Petrichor Little Big Art Award
  • Perth College (SOLD)
  • Donated painting Stalight Childrenʼs Foundation 

2018

  • Beverley Art Awards
  • Kalgoorlie Art Prize
  • Churchlands Senior High School
  • West Australian Society of Arts (SOLD)
  • Cossack Art awards
  • Perth Art UpMarket (Stall Holder)
  • Pup Art for Guide Dogs WA exhibition (SOLD) ● 70 Violins for 70 years (SOLD)

2017

  • Newman College (SOLD)
  • Cliftons Art Award
  • Perth College (SOLD)
  • MLC Ladies College (SOLD
  • Beverley Art Prize
  • Mandjar Art Prize
  • West Australian Society of Art (SOLD)
  • Churchlands Senior High School
  • Mid West Art Awards (PRIZE WINNER – Peopleʼs Choice)
  • Kalgoorlie Art Awards
  • Melville Art Awards
  • Royal Agricultural Show Inaugural Landscape Prize Finalist (SOLD) ● St Marks College (Featured Artist)
  • Bencubbin 100yr Celebrations Featured Artist

2016

  • Newman College Art Expo (invitation only) (SOLD) 
  • West Australian Society of Arts Annual Show (Prize Winner) 
  • Army Art 
  • Claremont Art Awards 
  • Finalist Clifton Art Awards (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore,
    HongKong- 100 finalist only) 

St Marks College art awards
2015

  • Newman College Art Expo (Invitation only)
  • PUBLIC Salon  
  • West Australian Society of Arts Annual Show (Prize Winner)
  • City of Wanneroo Art Awards

 Perth Royal Agricultural Show
2014 

  • Newman College Art Expo (Invitation only)
  • West Australian Society of Arts Annual Show
  • Perth Royal Agricultural Show (Prize Winner)
  • Natural Environment Exhibition, ENEX100 Perth City (SOLD)
  • City of South Perth Emerging Art Awards

2013

  • Newman College Art Expo (Invitation only) (SOLD x 2)
  • West Australian Society of Arts Annual Show (Highly Commended) ● Perth Royal Agricultural Show (SOLD)
  • City of South Perth Emerging Art Awards

2012

  • City of Mosman Park Art Awards (Peopleʼs Choice Winner)
  • Perth Art Expo – University of WA (Animal Art Award 1st Prize Winner) ● Perth Royal Agricultural Show
  • City of South Perth Emerging Art Awards

instagram: @mialaing_artist 

www.mymiasart.com

Living with Koalas 100 artworks