Art Connections is a Chrysalis Arts project providing a range of services for visual artists in York, North Yorkshire and beyond.

Stef Mitchell

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Stef Mitchell is an artist, curator and educator.

Her practice grows from an ongoing relationship with the landscape, specifically travelling through it. Current work explores walking through the landscape, recording walks, documenting set aside, field edges and the effects of weather patterns on plant growth. This is pursued in printmaking by working directly with plants. The ink and paper having equal say in the process.

Paintings are studio-based, referencing remembered marks and spaces made in prior prints and photography.

Focusing on process, material and spatial elements, Stef examines how attention can be drawn to the materiality of paint or ink whilst at the same time engaging the viewer with spatial depth.

Stef also curates for the Touring Caravan Gallery and delivers workshops from her studio and within the community.

Stef has exhibited widely within Yorkshire and nationally having work this year selected for the RWA Exhibition at Bankside and the 14th Arts Festival in Goedereede, Netherlands.

Her paintings have won the selectors prize for the Humber to the Wash at the Ropewalk Gallery, Barton on Humber and The Ferens Browne Smith Baker Prize, Hull.

Work for sale ranges from mini prints to 60x60cm paintings.

Current methods of working:  Private Commission, Collaboration, Project Management, Community work, Education projects