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Growing up in rural Australia set the character of my art-making – an earthy, pragmatic directness. It’s the Aussie straightforward personality that distinguishes my approach as well as the temperament of the images I create.
Together with daily drawing and painting from the model, my second profession as a Yoga Therapist defines my fascination, respect, knowledge, and enthusiasm for the human figure. In my yoga work, I assist individuals with all varieties of health issues to find ease, strength, and stability within their bodies. In the art studio, I celebrate the uniqueness of each body and strive to present the essence that inhabits that body.
After completing my degrees from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia, I traveled and worked throughout Asia, Europe, and North Africa before settling in the United States.
I currently organize and direct a weekly figure art drawing group, schedule models for other groups, hire my own models to work with in my home studio, and try to foster enthusiasm for figurative arts in the Eugene-Springfield community.
My art ranges from the figurative to the abstract. I work primarily in oil, acrylics, and a variety of drawing mediums.
- Will Mitchell