Mia Tavonatti is an artist with a variety of interests,
including a strong passion for painting and drawing. She moved from
Michigan to California to attend art school at California State
University, Long Beach, where she earned her BFA and MFA in
illustration. She has also studied painting abroad, and she loves
to spend her summers painting in Greece. Mia has exhibited her work
extensively, both in Europe and throughout the United States. She
is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, and her work
can be seen on more than 45 book covers and in several magazines.
In addition to her illustrative work, she has created a number of
murals and commissions for restaurants, private residences, and
corporations. She teaches illustration and painting and the Art
Institute of Southern California in Laguna Beach and currently
resides in Costa Mesa, California.