“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. His portraits in oil evolve through exploration of existing imagery, observation and subconscious input which develop into rich works of imagination.”
After working in the creative industries for over eleven years, Stuart studied BSc (Hons) 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, a multi-artform Arts Centre in South West England, where he remained for a further seven years before relocating to Bristol UK, to work as freelance Digital Editor at Situations, University of West of England, where he managed the development of the digital engagement programme surrounding Alex Hartley‘s ‘Nowhereisland‘, one of twelve Artists Taking The Lead projects for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Stuart was also employed as Freelance Production Manager for Animated Exeter as well as being 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. Stuart is currently developing new multimedia artwork at his studio in Bristol, UK.