Rita Mitchell B.A.
I initially trained at Southport School of Art and went on to work at Strines Atelier at the Calico Printers Association in Manchester. My work there was as a designer colourist.The application of colour theory in all my paintings stems from this early experience.
1984 Lancaster University degree in Fine Art and English. Awarded a 2.1 B A Hons Degree.
1986 City and Guilds Teaching in Further Education Certificate achieving a distinction in both Theoretical and Teaching Methods. I have since taught both English Literature and Art.
1988 A mini series of 4 articles entitled Aspects of Style published in Jennings Literary Magazine
1989 Article published in THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT entitled ‘Creation by Conception’.
1989 Article ‘The Value of Art’ published in THE ARTIST’ magazine.
1990 I won a second prize out of 400 entrants from the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists for a dry point print of a mother and child.
1990 I had work placed in the accepted but not hung category by the selection committee of the Royal Academy for their Summer Exhibition.
From 1992 to 2005 I concentrated on building up my Art Publishing Business. I have published over 250 Watercolour images. In 1993 I printed my first Wales in Watercolour calendar: this was established as an annual publication for fourteen years. I have sold cards, prints and calendars at W H Smith, Boots and Tesco as well as Department Stores and Tourist attractions. In addition many small gift shops and newsagents carried the range. During the same period I exhibited in galleries in Lancashire, Birmingham, Nottingham and Wales and have held 6 solo exhibitions in Swansea. I have original works in private collections in Australia, America and Japan and my published prints and calendars are sent all over the world.
2002 Exhibited at the Spring Fair 2002 at the NEC.
2002 Solo exhibition at Nottingham Society of Artists Gallery.
2004 Fifteen of my paintings were exhibited in Osaka, Japan after being chosen by Hankyu International.
2004 Solo exhibition at Nottingham Society of Artists Gallery.
2005 Elected a Fellow of the Nottingham Society of Artists with whom I exhibit regularly. I have won three Holbrook Trust Awards since I became a member on arrival in Nottingham 8 years ago.
2006 Sept Solo Exhibition, Nottingham Society of Artists Gallery.
2006 Nov. People and Places a joint Exhibition with Yvonne Rylatt at Victoria Gallery in Oakham.
2007 August 11th to 19th Joint exhibition to be held at the Nottingham Society of Artists.
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