William Mitchell's brightly colored original serigraph prints depict New Hampshire's scenic beauty
Born in Holyoke, MA., and raised in Catskill, N.Y., Printmaker William Mitchell moved to NH in 1983 and began creating silkscreens of the NH landscape.
When Mitchell depicts a NH mountain, forest or river, the resulting image is both familiar and brand new. Mitchell's brightly colored prints portray places of special beauty and meaning to him.
“The scenic beauty of New Hampshire amazes me. How the rolling of a blue sky touches our rolling mountains to create a vibrant world. The intimate forest scenes, rushing streams and color everywhere are what inspire me. I hope that people take an appreciation and an interest in the preservation of our natural world from my art. I hope people are also able to explore their feelings about nature through my work.”
Mitchell, a high school art teacher, lives in Dover, NH with his wife Mary.
William Mitchell honored as Local Educator of the year
Chichester Grange held its Annual Awards Night on Wednesday, May 2nd. About 45 family members and friends were in attendance to support the honorees. Chichester Grange is pleased and proud to honor the following individuals as representatives of the services that make Chichester and the surrounding area such a great place in which to live.
William Mitchell, Educator: This year it was the turn of Pittsfield Middle High School to nominate an Educator of the Year. William Mitchell has been a juried print maker in the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen since 1991 and is a listed artist in Who’s Who in America. He teaches Art at PMHS and has supported the establishment of after school programs such as the Art Club and the literary and art publication Loose Leaf Magazine. Mr. Mitchell has facilitated Learning Studios with students and colleagues, including Empty Bowls, which developed and designed ceramic soup bowls, planned soup recipes, and held a fundraiser to support the Pittsfield Food Pantry. Most recently, his Learning Studio Panther Shirts, Print, and Design has designed and printed t-shirts for school organizations. Additionally, Mr. Mitchell has served as a chaperone for the Ski and Snowboard Club.
New! Summer in the White Mountains
“Summer in the White Mountains” is a large 10 color serigraph. The image area is 13"x17". Prices are 275.00 framed or 247.00 unframed. I did a similar print about 12 years ago. See this print at the League of NH Craftsmen's Fair!
Come join me at the League of NH Craftsmen's Fair August 4-12, 2018
Starting the first Saturday in August and running for nine days, the Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair showcases the work of some of the finest craftspeople in the country. See and shop for one-of-a-kind fine craft that is both beautiful and functional. Meet the makers and learn about their vision and passion for their craft.
Here are some of my memories of the 2017 fair where I exhibited my silkscreen prints and offered daily classes in printmaking. Hope to see you this year once again August 4-12!
The first "Winter Shadows" 1979
By now you have glimpsed a scan of my newest print, but what about my oldest print? For fun I have posted Winter Shadows, my second silkscreen from the spring of 1979 done when I was 20 years old. 40 years ago themes of simplifying nature's beauty are amazingly present.
All images copyright William Mitchell