Submitted by Carol Ireland
Mia Oatley is a Sydney artist best known for her bold and colourful works on canvas. Mia has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize, Mossman Prize, Portia Geach, Waverley Art Prize, and Salon Des Refuses. Her work has been exhibited and collected enthusiastically Australia wide and internationally.
Mia was diagnosed with focal epilepsy at the age of 15 and has been living with her condition for the past 23 years whilst travelling the world, making lots of art and is getting ready to become a first time Mum. She hopes as an ambassador to bring about more awareness and break down some of the existing stigmas.