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.
My 40th Anniversary of Silkscreening celebrated with a new serigraph! "Wilderness Trail"
This summer marks my 40th Anniversary of creating silkscreen prints. It is hard to believe that in July of 1979 I began a one month independent study in silkscreening that was the beginning of my artistic journey. To read more about my introduction to silkscreening during the hot summer of 1979 follow this link.
To celebrate I will present my newest silkscreen "Wilderness Trail" at the Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair, August 3-11, 2019.
The Capital ARTS Fest returns to downtown Concord on September 27-29, 2019. Watch the video to learn about the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and the artists that make it special. This year I will share a booth once again with metal artists Kathleen Krzewinski and Larry Young,
See you there!
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 and 2018 fairs where I exhibited my silkscreen prints and offered daily classes in printmaking. Classes will run again daily except August 11 at 11am. See you at the 86th Craftsmen's Fair in 2019, Tent 7 Booth 706 once again.!
Artwork installations for the Mayo Clinic
For the last few years I have been creating large Giclee prints of many of my serigraphs for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The prints are installed in waiting rooms and family areas throughout the hospital. The Mayo Clinic’s website states that “For more than 100 years, Mayo Clinic has specialized in creating a unique environment, where art plays a vital role in the healing process.”
Now available Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary Book from BLURB
This has been a three year mission for me; to illustrate each of the 79 episodes of Star Trek. The task seemed very ambitious at the start, but one by one the images were researched and completed. I have been a fan of Star Trek for over 50 years now with memories of attending the earliest NYC conventions. I am sorry to complete this project because it was a lot of fun revisiting Star Trek in a special way. Enjoy my efforts!
All images copyright William Mitchell