May 2024 – Clark Mitchell

Folsom Arts Association Artist Demonstration

Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 6 p.m.

The Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom

Clark Mitchell

Vivid Beginnings: Liven up Those Landscapes!

Using soft pastels for his demonstration, Clark Mitchell will show an exciting way to approach landscape painting, whatever medium you use. His use of a vibrant underpainting ensures a lively outcome. He will touch on scene selection, quick sketches, values, and much more.

Clark’s demo will be a great lead into his 2-day workshop on May 10 and 11. The demo will stress the importance of underpainting, emphasizing the powerful tools of drawing, values, edges, and color to create dynamic landscapes.

Autumn Hues - Artist Demo with Clark Mitchell
Russian River Grazing - Artist Demo with Clark Mitchell
Mendocino - Artist Demo with Clark Mitchell

Growing up in the shadow of the Rockies, Clark Mitchell very early discovered a love of the natural world. Given a set of fine old German pastels by his father when quite young, he quickly embraced the medium for its ease of handling, brilliance of color and portability.

Clark received a bachelor’s degree in art from Colorado College in the seventies and moved to San Francisco to continue his studies at the Academy of Art College.

In order to fully immerse himself in the countryside he loved to portray, Clark left San Francisco with his partner over thirty years ago and moved north to the beautiful Sonoma County wine country. Painting expeditions throughout the state as well as across the country continue to provide challenge as well as inspiration.

Clark has been designated a Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America and a Distinguished Pastelist by the Pastel Society of the West Coast, and he recently earned Signature Member status with the Laguna Plein Air Painters of America. He has received numerous awards in local as well as national competitions and has oil and pastel paintings included in art collections internationally. Click here to read Southwest Art’s 2020 online article about Clark’s newest body of work, the Mitchell Leafscapes.

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We are excited to see you on Thursday, May 9.

Would you like to present an art demo?
Or do you know someone who might be available to do an art demo?

Please contact Lori Anderson, President, Folsom Arts Association, for questions or suggestions.