Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Henry Mitchell - Painter of Excellence
I've only seen a few of Henry's works, but have been impressed by his ability to paint minimalistically, realistic works. Henry cuts to the chase and presents intriquing paintings with figures that often seem distantly, unknowable like playing card figures. Not only that, but the works I have seen have created more questions then answers.
Henry painted from the age of 12 but really wanted to be a fighter pilot. (What boy wouldn't?) Unfortunately Henry found that one eye didn't cooperate with the other and his dream was erased.
Henry's life has been filled with such experiences as being a compositor, proofreader, supervisor, assembly artist, CSR salesman, art studio owner, studio manager, typographer, graphic designer and part time fraud detective.
Henry says: "Yet I could paint and now I do - all the time"
And surely this is a dream many of us wish we could share with him.
Henry can be reached at his studio art gallery on 13 McGill Street in Trenton, Ontario. 613-394-3485.
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