Richard Mitchell has been passionate about art from an early age. Inspired by history, nature, and the infinite possibilities found in art, he is engrossed in a body of work that emphasizes a juxtaposition of historic and contemporary elements. Compelling faces of historic Americas, preserved in national photo records are now celebrated and honored by Mitchell in his ball point pen portraiture. With this contemporary tool he gives new voice to individuals who are the roots of North American history. The scale and emotion of his work inspires others to think about and admire both the people he depicts and the pen he uses. Richard's passion, first noticed by School of The Arts high school in San Francisco, enabled him to embark on a life long journey of intensive art study and growth. After studying in Providence RI, Rome, Barcelona and Phoenix AZ, he now exhibits in art venues around the United States and Canada sharing his work with art enthusiasts everywhere.
Richard's ArtPrize Entries
These are Richard's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.