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John Mitchell

My paintings usually focus on people: portraits, figures in their environment, their implied relationship, the tension/attraction between them. I work from life, and other sources: drawings, my own and others' photographs, the work of other artists, and images from magazines, newspapers and other media.

I trained initially at Harrow School of Art in ceramics; later I qualified as a psychotherapist. I hope that my work affects the viewer directly, by-passing the need for an immediate interpretation. The"meaning" of my paintings changes
for me as time passes. I assume that there are as many meanings as there are viewers and I'm content if they are left stirred and with a freshened eye.

Exhibitions

2005 The Art of Love, London

2006 Chelsea Art Society Open Exhibition, London

2006 Bath Arts Society Open Exhibition, Bath

2008 Royal West of England Academy Open Exhibition, Bristol

2009 Hay Hill Gallery, Cork Street, London (solo exhibition)

2010 Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath
(solo and group exhibitions)
2012 Cork Street Open Exhibition, London

2014 Hop Gallery, Lewes (solo and group exhibitions)

2017 Verdict Café, Brighton (solo exhibition)

2017 Galerie du Phare, Bourges, France (solo exhibition)