As a representational painter Mitch believes that painting is a celebration of life and the beauty that surrounds us. He is devoted to the traditions of the late 19th century artists who looked to the figure and nature for inspiration regarding light, color, and design. Seeking out this inspiration, Mitch works directly from life to capture the qualities and nuances of natural light and color harmony. He has a strong conviction that great artistic communication depends on good draftsmanship, design and vision. His artistic desire is to “portray a positive visual statement and hope the viewer will experience what I see and in some sense be inspired, uplifted, or moved by my painting, whether it is of a small intimate setting or a grandiose subject.”
Mitch resides in the desert southwest in Mesa, Arizona with his wife and children. He is a Signature Member of the following organizations: Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Societ and the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA).
WINNER 2018, Off the Beaten Path – “Boat Builders Entrance”
WINNER 2017, 1st Place – “The Board Builder’s Shop”
WINNER 2016, Best Use of Light – “Raking Light”