Philippa Mitchell is one of over 50 artists who will be exhibiting at The Dundee Art Fair on 24-26 May 2019. Philippa trained as a ceramic print designer, which is where she found her love for colour and pattern, as well as drawing and painting skills.
Inspired by observations and impressions of the places she has experienced, she conveys her interest of the natural environment in her paintings. Using mainly oils, but sometimes mixed media, Philippa paints often with a bird focus, including sea birds such as puffins and harbours as well as landscapes. She paints what she encounters and uses her work to share her experiences with others.
She comments: “I’m really looking forward to Dundee Art Fair, where I’ll be exhibiting with my friend, Christine Macintyre. This is the next opportunity I will have to exhibit the new work I have made over the winter.”
Philippa has lived and worked in many areas around the UK including the Highlands of Scotland, Gloucestershire, Mid Wales and the Norfolk fens. She is currently based in the East Neuk of Fife, near St.Andrews, Scotland.
During April & May 2019, Philippa is the artist in residence at Cambo Gardens near Kingsbarns, St Andrews. She said: “I have been visiting the walled gardens over the last couple of years and I’ve always found the colour and planting very inspiring no matter the season. It turns out that spring is one of the best times! I am really enjoying being outside and drawing and painting direct from life as the new leaves, blossom and bulbs bring life back after the winter. The residency is giving me a chance to experiment in different media, which is liberating because I have been painting in oils for many months.”
Philippa hopes to bring one or two pieces from her residency to the fair, along with a couple of Tay Bridge scenes.
Come and see Philippa’s work at Stand 5 at Dundee Art Fair.