Growing up in the shadow of the Colorado Rockies, Clark Mitchell very early discovered a love of the natural world. Given a set of Schmincke pastels when quite young, he quickly embraced the medium.
He has developed the talent to create both tightly rendered scenes as well as looser, more abstract suggestions in both pastels and oils.
Mitchell has won Best of Show awards at the Laguna Beach and Maui Plein Air Invitationals. His paintings have been on the cover of the Pastel Journal, Southwest Art and American Artist magazines. He’s been designated Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America, Distinguished Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America.