Artist Profile

Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell
Mark Mitchell
Grant management
Oil painting, stained glass, cast glass
Hyattsville, MD

I come from a family with some very talented artists, but work a 9 to 5 job.  My mother taught china painting for many years and my grandparents taught rosemaling when they retired.  My great grandmother and many great aunts and uncles also painted.  I have taken stained glass classes, but I am self-taught in oil painting.  I have been painting for fun for around fifteen years and started with portraits of friends and landscapes from photos I have taken on trips.  I've lived in Hyattsville, MD since 2008 and do a lot of gardening. Many of my more recent paintings are from photos I have taken of flowers and birds in my yard.  With some of my unframed paintings, I have been using 1 and 1/2" deep canvases and painting the sides with an accent color to remove the need for a frame.  Lately, I have also experimenting with putting images of some paintings on pillows and hope to start participating in art shows soon.  I hope to paint more full time in a few years when I retire.  Many of the paintings shown here are available for sale and I will update the photo descriptions for ones that are sold or are not available because they are gifts or commissions.

Sunset on the Bay
Heron at Sunrise
Tree Peony
Swan Couple
Barn in Mist
Winchester Pasture
Swan Closeup
Bee Closeup
Anna from Norway
Dog on the Beach
Grey Heron
Yellow Water Iris
Blue Heron in Tree
Irish Sheep
Snow Bird
Winter Hike
Lotus field
Starling in Pond
Blue Heron
Rugosa Roses
Before the prom
Red Hibiscus
Purple Iris
Pink Asiatic Lily
Swan in Pond
Lake Artemesia
Purple Iris
Swan in Stream
Water Lily
Blue Jay