“Working with a diverse range of media Stuart Mitchell creates “other-worldly” paintings, prints, animation and installations. His interest lies in the extreme experiences of those who live at the edges of societies and cultures and ideas of abnormality and alienation are often central to his work. Stuart’s portraits in oil evolve through exploration of existing imagery, observation and subconscious input which develop into rich works of imagination.”
Having worked in the creative industries for over eleven years, Stuart studied Digital Art and Technology with i-DAT at University of Plymouth. During this study he was offered the post of Digital Media Coordinator at Exeter Phoenix where he remained for seven years before relocating to Bristol, UK, to work as freelance Digital Editor at Situations, at the time part of the University of West of England. In that post he managed the development of the digital engagement programme surrounding Alex Hartley‘s ‘Nowhereisland‘. Stuart has also been employed as Freelance Production Manager for Animated Exeter, was commissioned to produce new work by the Bristol Royal Hospital for their Children Arts Commissioning Programme, and in his role as Digital Producer with Joy Experiment he collaborated with a group of professional and emerging artists on a cross-artform initiative set up to develop innivotive ways for new audiences to view exceptional art. He is currently developing new artwork at his studio in Bristol, UK.