About Me

My Art

Art is essentially my therapist, I tended to lose myself in drawing and painting from a very young age. My mom told me that I started drawing images from TV, movies and life before I could even write words. The key to any artist's work is the "artist's eye" or how the artist views or feels about the subject. I am queer, therefore my art is queer - plus I like to use glitter. I believe that my art is relatable, and fun. Life is serious enough.

My Medium

I come from a family of artists, my father is an architect, who has designed and built homes since I was a baby, an uncle who is a sculptor , and another uncle is a painting teacher. Luckily, I got a little bit of style from all all of them and I love to work in a variety of mediums, from paint to pencil and camera to clay, all with an equal passion. Art is limitless and as vast as your own imagination. Why limit yourself to this or that? DIVERSITY!

My Inspiration

I have always been fascinated by people and thier influence on one another, whether it's a movie star or your 3rd grade teacher, most are inspired by someone , more than something . As far as “established” influences, I love Richard Amsel, a gay LA based artist, who did a lot of TV Guide , album covers and film poster illustrations in the 70s and 80s. He did a lot of intricate detailed drawings, art was probably his therapist too.

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Questions or comments?

Feel free to send me a message. I am available for COMMISSIONS as well as for SHOWS. I always love to hear what viewers think of my work. I look forward to hearing from you. 

David Shouse Mitchell

jarsofclay@gmail.com