Biography of Artist, Jerry D. Mitchell
Jerry has been an outdoor and wildlife enthusiast all his life. He has been hiking, backpacking, biking and field sketching since the age of ten. Jerry loves to explore the isolated and pristine wilderness.
A Northwest resident, he started painting at the age of twelve. Although he earned a degree in Art and has participated in many professional workshops, he is mainly self taught. Jerry seeks to portray historic, disappearing sites--places that evoke memories.
Working primarily in oil and acrylics, Jerry is also proficient in watercolor, pen and ink, pencil and pastels.
Spending the last 20 years perfecting his skills, Jerry shows his work in approximately 5 juried shows per year. Among his many shows are the Ducks Unlimited in Overland Park, Kansas, Art on the Green in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and the Western Heritage Art Show in Great Falls, Montana and several other shows in the area. His art has won many awards. Recently, Jerry entered three pieces into a national competition to hang at the Coos Bay Museum in a maritime show of 77 pieces.
His work is shown in many galleries in Washington, California, Montana, the Lyman Gallery in Sandpoint and the Entree Gallery in Priest Lake, Idaho. His work may also be viewed at Angelo Gallery at Sherman Avenue and 3rd Street in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
One of the artist's most impressive pieces, "Spirit Guardians", was selected to be part of a book entitled "Art of the American West" by Rockport Publishing, authored by C. Linscott and Julie Christianson-Dull.
Jerry feels his painting to be the ultimate expression of his love for wildlife and wilderness.
When prints are produced from his original works, they are made with acid free inks, mattings and backings or on canvas as a giclee type print.