Moving pictures




Moving pictures


In this week’s blog as Creative Pinellas grantee, I want to talk briefly about something near and dear to me and my fellow 2D artists: moving pictures. (That is to say, for one, selling inventory.) Because, although each new painting is like a child to me—conceived, developed and nurtured to fruition—nothing warms my heart more than finding them an ideal new home and welcoming environment in which to thrive and be fully appreciated. And so, it is a somewhat harsh reality that not all of our time as artists is devoted to simply creating new art, but we must make an effort to thoughtfully share our work with the world in ways that engage our audience, and attract collectors’ interest.

One of the methods I’ve found effective over the years is another type of moving picture—the time-lapse “making-of” video. By watching a piece emerge from blank canvas to finished work, viewers can see the art come to life, while catching a glimpse of the processes and techniques involved in making that happen. And as a singer-songwriter, oftentimes I’ve seized the opportunity to record a new song as a kind of soundtrack for each, to add a little extra entertainment value. The song lyrics echo the theme of the artwork, giving viewers a bit more insight into the inspiration and meaning behind the art. Hopefully, when the art is presented in the right context, the viewer will develop a deeper understanding and connection with the paintings, and consider them (emotionally speaking), moving pictures.

Here are a couple of examples. Enjoy!



Fish Out of Water
36″ X 48″

Acrylic + Spray Paint on Canvas
©2011 Mark Mitchell
More Info >> here



Power and Grace
72″ X 36″

Acrylic + Spray Paint on Canvas Diptych
©2014 Mark Mitchell
More Info >> here



Solo exhibition in Tampa closing Thursday

Last chance to catch my solo show, Double Vision at TECO Public Art Gallery—continuing through Thursday, February 27, 2020!
top by and check out the show any time on weekdays during business hours. Details below.






TECO Public Art Gallery Presents:
Double Vision | The Conceptual Pop Art of Mark Mitchell
A Solo Exhibition Curated by Debra Radke

Look deeper. Take in the mind-expanding, slyly subversive work of Mark Mitchell, Conceptual Pop Painter. See beyond the surface of the everyday. Delve into a world of eye-popping color and iconic imagery, ranging from playful themes to compelling social commentary. Explore a collection of twelve paintings that will challenge your mind while feeding your senses.
Exhibition Event Listing >> here.

RSVP to on facebook >> here.

TECO Public Art Gallery
702 N. Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

Exhibition Closing Soon:
Open Weekdays Only, 8am – 5pm
Continues through Thursday, February 27, 2020



Group Pop Art show continues in Tampa

Fresh Poppeda group exhibition at MOSI continues through April 3, 2020.
Three artists’ take on Pop Art, including five affordable canvas prints of mine.
Stay tuned for info on a Special Artist Talk event—coming soon! Show details below.




The MOSI Art Wall Presents:
Fresh Popped
A Group Exhibition Curated by Michael Knapp

MOSI – Museum of Science and Industry
4801 E. Fowler Avenue

Tampa, Florida 33617

Ongoing Exhibition:
Open Daily 10am – 5pm
Continues through Frid
ay, April 3, 2020

Save the Date:
Open 6-9pm, Frid
ay, April 3, 2020
Artists Speak at 7:15
More Details to Come!



Group show in St Pete closing Saturday

Looking Forward at The Cider Press Cafe in St Pete will close this Saturday, February 29, 2020. The show features a range of contemporary, innovative and futuristic works by local artists. You’ll find some affordable large-scale canvas prints of my pieces, each focusing on aspects of modern technology. Details below and on facebook >> here.


The Cider Press Cafe Presents:

Looking Forward, A New Decade
A Group Exhibition Curated by Margaret Juul Ammann

The Cider Press Café
601 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Exhibition Closing Soon:
Open Daily 11am – 8pm
Continues through Saturd
ay, February 29, 2020


More details, news and updates on the way! I invite you to follow my progress on this blog, and at the links below.

Conceptual Pop Painter + Multimedia Artistmarkmitchellstudio
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