Craig Mitchell works in the mode of the traditional impressionist painters of the early 20th century. Most paintings begins with plein air (field studies) and the experience of painting directly from nature.
"nothing can substitute for painting on location where the colors are true and my view of the earth is unfiltered."
Craig is a master of color theory, abstract design and simplification. His landscapes are stripped of unnecessary details in order to present a pure representation of the world as he see's it. Much as heroic painters such as Edgar Payne and Maynard Dixon did before him, Craig Mitchell is creating a new way to see and understand the wild lands of the west.