My art is a combination of abstract and expressionist styles. Each painting begins with strokes of ink that influence the direction and emotion that the painting will take. The forms derive from nature, and the expression evolves to capture my thoughts and impressions at that moment. Like the process of creating a painting, each painting is layered with meaning.

I strive to represent the complexities of daily life mingled with the beauty of nature. The themes of time, change, movement, transformation, joy and introspection are ever present in my work.


I hope my work gives you as much pleasure viewing it as I had in creating it.

Artist Biography

Mia Schulte was born in Turkey and grew up in a family that traveled and lived in many countries, in Europe and the Middle East. Her careers have ranged from corporate work in Washington, D.C. to Art Teacher to full time artist. She moved to Washington State 11 years ago, and currently resides in Olympia, Washington. Inspired by the natural beauty of the state, she incorporates many of the landscapes in her abstract compositions. She is now working as a full time artist.

Her art has been shown in exhibitions throughout the state since 2007. She was selected as one of the featured artists for an exhibition at South Puget Sound Community College entitled: “Drawn to Abstraction: Four Artists, Four Visions”. Her work has been shown in the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Seattle Design Center, and galleries and exhibitions in Seattle, Bellingham, Edmonds and Olympia. She was recently selected by Artist Trust to participate in the Edge Program.