Take a deep breath, relax your shoulders, and immerse yourself in Maureen Mitchell’s world. Let her work transport you to an undersea or woodland wonderland where you can, “smell the wet leaves; hear the soft, silken whisper of bird wings in flight; see the sparkle and splash of fish at the water’s surface; and feel the gnarled bark on a hundred-year-old tree.”
Mitchell’s process begins with sketches and photos taken on hikes and nature walks. Back in her studio she combines elements from those collections and creates layers of painted papers, monoprints, ink, watercolor, and colored pencil work, collaging them together and adding many layers of acrylic glazes. The end result is richly textured, highly colored and deeply dimensional work.
It is Mitchell’s hope that her work, “inspires a desire to reconnect to earth and nature, encouraging us to listen, respect and take greater care of our precious planet, so that in doing so we take care of ourselves, our future generations and fellow creatures.”
Enjoy the exhibit, and afterward, take a stroll outside.
For more information about the artist, visit maureenmitchellfineart.com.