Inspired by observations and impressions of specific places experienced, I try to convey my interest in the natural environment and particularly in birds, in my paintings. In this way my paintings are often attempting to tell a story or record a moment in time. We have been lucky to have lived and worked in several wild and beautiful places around the UK including the Highlands of Scotland, Gloucestershire, Mid Wales and the Norfolk fens. My husband is a bird ecologist. I am now based in the East Neuk of Fife, near St Andrews.
My early working life and training as a textile and ceramic print designer have given me a love of colour and pattern as well as drawing and painting skills.
I have exhibited in exhibitions in the Cairngorms National Park and around Scotland. I have been an artist in residence for a school, a pub, a bird observatory and in 2016 I was Artist in Residence at the RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. I was awarded a Creative Scotland/Scottish Natural Heritage project; ‘Imagining Natural Scotland’ in 2013/14 and took part in the first Findhorn Bay Arts Festival in 2014. I am is a member of the East Neuk Open Studios group and exhibit at Pittenweem Art Festival.
I am also a teacher, and have experience of teaching a range of art workshops for different age groups and ability levels. Please email me if you are interested in art workshops or group/private tuition.
Some of my work can be seen on Saatchi Art: Saatchi Art Philippa Mitchell
My work can be seen by appointment, here in my studio in Crail, or during the East Neuk Open Studios, or at Pittenweem Art Festival and Dundee Art Fair. Please email me via my contact page if you would like to get in touch.
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