Mia Baila
Paintings of Ice & Water
My representational (realistic) paintings  begin with a
precise drawing.  If I skimp on the drawing, then without a
doubt, I'll have some trouble with the painting.  I  work
from photos that I've taken myself. The drawing on the
right is a preliminary drawing for the painting "Ancient Ice".
I build up the surface of the canvas slightly to enhance
the finished painting, and once the foundation is dry, I
begin to apply layer upon layer of acrylic paint
interspersed with acrylic varnish. It can take me several
weeks to complete a painting, so I always work on more
than one at a time.
Max the Muse (and
art critic)

I have a muse, his
name is Max and he is
a true painter's cat. He
likes to stay near me
and sleep while I paint
.He's getting to be an
old boy now, almost
The finished painting,
Ancient Ice"
On another note... I believe that all art
carries energy within it,  and so I write a
positive message on the raw canvas under
the paint.  It's interesting how the messages
find the people that they will best resonate
with, even though they are hidden by paint,
and known only to me (and when
purchased,the buyer). The paintings that I
have now are all charged with good energy
and intention, and sometimes a little Reiki.

My subjects are of Nature because I believe
that Nature can heal us, both emotionally
and physically...if only we can relax and
Preliminary drawing for my painting,
Ancient Ice
Art is Energy
About my paintings
June 1, 2018 Colors of Humanity Gallery, 1st place, “Water” show for “Restless Waves”
June 23, 2018 Accepted in ArtPrize10 “Tumult of Waves” painting hosted by   Spectrum Health Meijer Heart Center September 19, 2018
July1, 2018 J Mane Gallery Honorable Mention for “Jumping for Joy” in H20 show
September 19 to 27th ArtPrize “A Tumult of Waves”
May 2, 2017 Light Space and Time, Special Recognition “Landscape Show”
March 2017 Fusion Gallery, “Colors Show” “A Narrow Window”
March 18, 2016 Glacier Hub.Org, featured Photo Friday, “Mia Baila’s Portraits of the Ice”
Autumn in Mendenhall, permanent Collection in Mendenhall Visitor Center, Juneau, AK
Juried into “Alaska Art for the Parks” top 30
Featured in Glacier Change.org
Global Fine Arts, My paintings were exhibited and sold onboard Princess Cruise Lines’ ships. Golden Princess, Sapphire Princess, Star Princess and Diamond Princess with Alaska as a destination.