Mia Kaplan's work is driven by her love for art as a visual journal. Her inspirations come from the environment of southeastern Louisiana where she currently lives. Kaplan's work explores different avenues including plein-air paintings of Big Branch Marsh, botanical illustrations of native plants, abstraction, small- and large-scale sculpture. In all avenues, what ties her work together is the sensitivity to movement and color she uses to reflect her natural surroundings. Kaplan received a degree in Drawing and Printmaking from the Memphis College of Art, and has held residencies at Big Cat Press in Chicago, Louisiana Artworks in New Orleans, and the New Orleans Botanical Gardens. An award-winning artist, her work can be found in the collections of the University of Memphis, New Orleans Botanical Gardens, Rod-n-Reel, The City of Slidell, and in private collections all over the world. miakaplanstudio.com