BANKS JOURNAL STUDIO: MIA TANINAKA
This season we have teamed up with Australian/Japanese artist Mia Taninaka, who creates lively paintings that embody elements of magic, mysticism, and spirituality in fine lines and expansive color. Drawing inspiration from ancient mythologies, diverse cultures and deep spiritual practice, Mia’s paintings are interpretations of the realms beyond the surface layers of reality and inspire the viewer to explore the possibilities of subtle awareness.
Sunshine & Chakra.
"What i like to look at is the deeper layer behind things so, i think there is a huge amount of magic and beauty in everyday life and i guess when i paint thats what I'm trying to show" - Mia Taninaka.
The Rainbows Fleece showcases an embroidered rainbow and is made from 100% organic cotton.
"Its funny when you're walking down the street and you see someone coming towards you and you see them wearing your art. It makes me proud" - Mia Taninaka.
You could be this person in the Chakra Tee.
"I think that my Japanese heritage influences my outlook on life. Japan has a really strong sense of culture and tradition and spirituality" - Mia Taninaka.
Mia with her lovely bunch if kids, husband, Surfer & Meditation Guru Jasson at their parents house in the Byron Bay Hinterland.
"I live in Ocean Shores which is in Byron Shire, NSW. The sense of community here is really great" - Mia Taninaka.