Frank Mitchell was born in 1937 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. His "working" career was as an economist in Africa and then at the World Bank in Washington, DC. Enjoying his "retirement" career as grandfather and artist since returning to Metchosin family farm at the end of 1992.
My art attempts to portray "reality," an objective which is not always achievable through "look and put." Over the years, paintings in acrylics and oils with several themes have accumulated, such as annual self-portraits, "political" pieces stimulated by (upsetting) current events, views from the hotel rooms where I have stayed, records of the seasons and events around the farm, bodies and faces, and landscapes and panoramas which explore alternatives to standard perspective. I try to paint outdoors at least once per week, and most of my current works are plein air landscapes. Making pictures is a lot more fun than selling them, but I am always happy to see them go to good homes rather than into my basement or burn pile.