Inspired by observations and impressions of specific places experienced, I aim to convey my interest in the natural environment and particularly in birds, in my paintings. My work often attempts to tell a story or record a moment in time. I 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, so we have migrated between bird hotspots. 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 around Scotland. I have been an artist in residence for a school, a pub, a walled garden and a bird observatory. In 2016 I was Artist in Residence at the RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and in 2019, Artist in Residence at Cambo Gardens, Kingsbarns in Fife. I was awarded a Creative Scotland/Scottish Natural Heritage project; ‘Imagining Natural Scotland’ in 2013/14 and I 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.
As a teacher, I have experience of teaching a range of art and craft 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. Please email me via my contact page if you would like to get in touch.
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