As a kid, Mitch drew cars, goofy faces and trees... lots of trees. As a teenager, he moved on to unsolicited portraits of his teachers. After losing his camera on a Central America study tour, Mitch found himself sketching campesinos and wood fire stoves.
Over the next decade, Mitch studied social anthropology and facilitated experiential education in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Although he created posters and illustrations as part of this effort, his art was mostly sidelined.
In 1992, a life drawing class convinced him that a career in art would play to his greatest strengths. Mitch quit graduate school and signed up for art classes. Within a couple of years, he went freelance.
Mitch started out mainly as a woodcut artist. The style was pretty trendy in the '90s, and he enjoyed the craft. With the new millennium, he diversified his offerings with a WPA-inspired poster style. Lately, Mitch has tweaked this retro look in a new direction, with an eye toward simplicity and a soft spattered air brush effect.
A pencil, tracing paper, a scanner and a Mac: These are the tools of his trade. The art is finished digitally in Illustrator or Photoshop, with most being vector in format.