Boca Grande Artist of the Month
Name: John W. Mitchell Sr.
Birth date: May 20, 1942
Boca Grande artist John Mitchell Sr. now produces seascapes and landscapes with an emphasis on the sky and clouds.
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Residence: Chelsea, Mich., and Boca Grande
Specialty: I paint in a Realistic Impressionist style.
Medium: Oil, shell art, Father Christmas.
Awards: Member Oil Painters of America, one-man show river Gallery in Chelsea, work selected by Chelsea Chamber of Commerce for brochure.
Work on display: Patrick's and by appointment at 964-1532
Role model: Susan Shaffer of Boca Grande.
Favorite work: Michaelangelo's "David"
Present project: Just finished work on Boca Grande Art Alliance 25th anniversary show, "Gasparilla Pass sunset," and
Contact info: Call cell at (734) 646-3405 and 964-1532
Artistic impressions: Trite as it sounds, art is truly in the eyes of the beholder. I appreciate and have made works in abstract style but now prefer seascapes and landscapes with emphasis on the sky and clouds. Our environment is constantly changing. My goal is to capture a moment, reproduce it and share it. My maternal grandmother only had a sixth-grade education, however, she wrote the following to me when I graduated: Grandson, May your life be a snowflake. Leave a mark and not a spot.