Mischa Brooks -Thoma: Photographer, Painter & Soap Maker
Growing up in Vancouver and on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Mischa Brooks -Thoma was imprinted with a love and appreciation for the wild; landscapes, seascapes, flora and fauna. Artistic creation is an inescapable passion in Mischa’s life; she has been painting since she was able to pick up a brush. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and continued her education with a Diploma in Textiles from Capilano College. This was a time of exploration for Mischa, but it is her love of nature that spurs her imagination and drives her now to share what she sees. Soap making has become a great exploration for Mischa.
She is now creating a wonderful array of handmade soap using 100% essential oils as well as body products and incense. With an eye for line and colour, and a focus on detail, Mischa captures macrocosms through both lens, scents and vibrant pigments.