Mimi Boston makes original prints using various printmaking methods. Many of her prints are monoprints, which are one of a kind prints, created with hand-blended ink on cotton paper, rolled through an etching press. Combinations of printmaking processes are featured in many of her works. Collographs are inked and printed textural items that can be derived from fabric or nature. Photo-intaglio is a method of printing a photograph from a metal plate which is hand wiped with ink and then printed. She often combines collographs with photo intaglio. Her inspiration ranges from nature, especially apples and trees, and landscapes and from ordinary pleasures like drinking tea. Some of her prints are abstract. Most of them are representational and many are botanically inspired. Mimi is also a fused glass artist and recently has combined the printmaking and fused glass in mixed media pieces.
Mimi Boston majored in Art History and enjoyed a financial career before taking extensive printmaking classes at Penland, at Arrowmont, at John C. Campbell, at the Torpedo Factory, and at the Inkubator Press. Her work is available at the Museum Store at the Birmingham Museum of Art, at the Museum Store at the Montgomery Museum of Art, and at Naked Art Gallery in Forest Park. She grew up in Virginia and is pleased to be settled in her chosen hometown of Birmingham, Alabama.