Mitchell is well known for his figurative works, landscapes and still lifes. In addition to watercolors, he is accomplished in other mediums, including egg temperas, oils and pastels.
Mitchell has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, American Artist, Artist Magazine, Fine Art International and Art News. Read more...
"Some of Mitchell's best work is a flawless realism that owes something to Neo-Classicism, but his subject matter is rigorously humane. His is an original American Vision." - Christian Science Monitor
"As much as we might like to discover some trick that explains Mitchell's extraordinary skill, the fact is, he has nothing up his sleeve but hard-earned virtuosity." The Times - Picaynne New Orleans, Louisiana
"Mr. Mitchell is a virtual modern-day Vermeer of ordinary black people given dignity through the eloquence of his concentration and touch." - The New York Times
Where to Find Dean's Artwork
Dean's art can be found in different galleries around the country, including Marie Brooks Gallery in Quincy, FL
How do you become a successful artist? Figurative painter Dean Mitchell is a highly successful artist living and working in Tampa. He lays out the path to finding success as an artist, but insists nothing can be guaranteed. Produced in collaboration with Visit Tampa Bay, and directed by Video Shampoo, this film explores the point where art and business become one, with insight from the executive director of the Tampa Museum of Art, Dr. Michael Tomor.
Art In Tampa introduces "Finding Success According to Dean Mitchell" the sixth and final in a docuseries of short films released throughout late 2022 and early 2023, revealing the stories of artists, organizations and communities in Tampa Bay. Written, Directed, Filmed and Edited by Video Shampoo Produced and Narrated by Michele Smith Aerial Cinematography by Kyle Klein