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Mitchell is a traditionally trained sculptor with work exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and public places. He works mainly in iron, bronze and cold cast bronze, though has completed many commissions in other media.
With his figurative sculpture, Mitchell aims to capture the stillness that is caught within a blink of an eye that activates the emotional pathways of the soul. His great love is the grace and movement of the human figure particularly the female form.
Mitchell exhibits in many noted Galleries nationally and internationally. He has been commissioned privately as well as publically to create sculptures in a variety of genres, ranging from the traditional portrait bust to the total abstract and even the bizarre as seen in his creation for the group ‘The Prodigy’. He has a great desire that his sculpture should be easily accessible: his work can be purchased through galleries, some of which run the Own Art Scheme, or purchased through this website. Sculptures may also be rented for a period of time or a special event. Mitchell’s public sculptural commissions can be seen in many locations throughout the UK.
His public art is a response to the many factors that are involved in such work, namely, the thoughts and ideas of the community, the environment in which it is situated and the requests of the commissioning body. The commissions are usually supported by many hours of research and public consultation.
Curriculum Vitae – Mitchell House – Fine Art Sculptor
1977Foundation Art/Design. Dip A,D. Leicester. Cumberland Street.
1978Start degree in Fine Art Sculpture Leicester School of Art.
1979Exhibited at the Commonwealth Institute, London (Contemporary Arts)
1980Sculptural Biblical project, St Mary De Castro, Leicester
1981Graduated from Leicester School of Art with an Honours Degree in Fine Art Sculpture 2-1
Sculptor’s assistant to Sidney Harpley RA
Sculptor’s assistant to Kenneth Ford (Prix de Rome)
1982‘Portrait of Prince Emmanuel Bala’, Nigeria
1982Commission to design lighting, Enderby Hall, Leicestershire, Mr Robert McGowan
First one-man exhibition, Bosworth College, Leicestershire
Purchase of sculpture by Leicestershire Education Authority
1983Commission ‘Jumping Man’, Kate Thorpe, Leicestershire
1983Second one-man exhibition, Bosworth College. Sculpture purchased by college
Started second business in church restoration, carvings and sculpture.
1984Redesign interior and execution of works, St Peter and St Paul Church, Syston, Leicestershire
1984Commission for Interiors Magazine ‘Diver’
1987-1989Lecturing part-time at Hinckley College, Leicestershire, in Art and Design
1988Lecturing part-time in anatomical study, life-drawing and sculpture at North Warwickshire College, Nuneaton
1989Commissioned by Birmingham City Council ‘Monument to Baskerville’, Centenary Square, Birmingham
Associate lecturer 0.5 at North Warwickshire College
1989Commission: selection of animalia, James and Eleanor Avery, Adelaide, Australia
1990Full-time lecturer and head of multi-craft studies at North Warwickshire College
1991Commission: ‘Trees’, Copeman Collection, Warwickshire
Gift to George Elliot hospital, Nuneaton, sculpture of 'New Born'
1993-1995Moderator for Southern Examining Group
1995Commission: ‘Ceremonial Sword and Scabbard’, Gurdip Singh Warwickshire
Advisor for the Parry Collection of Fine Art (England and Spain)
1994-1996Commission: ‘Portrait of Grandchild’, Elisabeth Murray, Leicestershire
Art advisor for the same collection
1996Moved to Norfolk and founded a bespoke iron design business
1997Commission: Keyboard stands for ‘The Prodigy’
Commission: Lighting design/fittings for Mulberry, London
Commission: Lighting design/fittings for the Church of England
1998Commission: bespoke ironwork for Lady Bute, Isle of Bute
1999Commission: Holt Town Council ‘Millennium Seating’, Norfolk
Commission Larners and Bakers ‘Millennium Arch’, Holt, Norfolk
Commission Larners and Bakers. Main entrance Gate Holt.
Commission Swanton Novers, Norfolk, village sign.
Commission Plumstead, Norfolk, village sign.
2000Commission Colin Rawlings Norfolk. Monumental Gates.
Commission: ‘Insects and Trees’, Mirabel Cecil, London
2001 to presentSculpture exhibited at galleries in the UK: Bircham Gallery, Holt; Chapel Gallery, Plymouth; Bluestone Gallery, Devizes; New Craftsman, St Ives; Focus Gallery, Nottingham; Rivers Gallery. Gloucestershire; Gallery 52, Ashbourne; Apple Gallery, Surrey; St Johns St. Gallery, Ashbourne; Gateway Gallery, Shrewsbury; Westcliffe Gallery, Sheringham; The Hunter Gallery, Sudbury; Moya Bucknall Fine Art Saatchi Gallery, Leamington Spa; Ringstead Gallery, Burnham Market; Doric Art, Holt; Norfolk; Art Parks, Guernsey; Invited to exhibit ‘Art At The Park’, Croxton Park, Thetford in May 2010; Mandells Gallery, Norwich; Imagine Gallery, Long Melford, Suffolk; Jacks Fine Art, Essex; Appleyard Gallery, Holt, Norfolk; Lander Gallery, Truro, Cornwall; Chase Art, Wadebridge, Cornwall; Tregony Gallery, Cornwall, The Square gallery, St Mawes, Cornwall.
2003Commission: bespoke ironwork for Jeremy Barlow R.O.I.
2005Commission: via Perfect Surroundings garden design business ‘Book to Metamorphic Waterfall’
Commission: via Bluestone Gallery, Devizes ‘Girl on a swing’
2006Commission: ‘Portrait of Wife’, Dr J.S. Parry, Mojacar, Spain
2007Gift to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, sculpture of ‘New Born’
Private commission: ‘Portrait of Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin’, London
Commission: Caroline Lawson Collection, Surrey, ‘¾ life size Girl’ (Bronze)
2008Commission: ‘Wood Nymph,’ Charlotte Brewster, Reigate, Surrey
Commissioned by Sheringham Plus, for the Sculpture and Art Trail, for three cold cast bronze plaques: ‘Rescue of the Espolen’, ‘Lobster Fishermen’ and ‘1940 Beach’
“Sheringham Twixt Sea and Pine” metre high lettering for sea wall, Sheringham Plus
2009Commissioned by Keystone Trust, Thetford, ‘Monument to Charles Burrell’
2010Commission: Shiho Yamamoto, Japan ‘Osteogloffum virrhosum’
Exhibition `Art at the Park` Croxton, Thetford.
Sculpture Commission Michael Sanders Cornwall.
Great Ormond Street Hospital purchase of sculpture of ‘Baby’
2011Commission Barchester Care Homes Swanton Novers ‘Sphere’ to start Sculpture trail.
Commission Kare Mittet Norway, cast iron grave marker.
2012Tutorship Anteros Art Foundation Norwich