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Winter’s Ghost, Snow Leopard | New Work by Col Mitchell Paper Artist

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Winter’s Ghost

“What?” she asked again.
He pointed ahead of them. “See that?”
“What, the snow?”
“Beyond that.”
“More snow?”
“Stop looking at the snow.”

– from Kingdom of the Wicked, Derek Landy

 

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Winter’s Ghost
© Col Mitchell
60″ x 36″ x 1.5″
Pen and Ink on Sculptes Papers, acrylic, on gallery profile birch panel
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Winter’s Ghost (Snow Leopard) exhibited for the first time at the 41st Annual Muskoka Arts & Crafts Spring Members’ Show on March 23rd-25th, 2018. This piece was honoured with the following three awards:

Judges Award of Excellence in Pen & Ink
https://colstudio.ca/2IPiFdJ

The Muskoka Conservancy Award
https://colstudio.ca/2IKBXk9
Given in recognition of mastery of technique and originality of work that best reflects the values of the Muskoka Conservancy.

The People’s Choice Award for Best in Show
colstudio.ca/WintersGhost_PeoplesChoice

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Col-Mitchell-Winters Ghost snow leopard


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If you would like to learn more about how Winter’s Ghost was created, visit colstudio.ca/WintersGhost_SneakPeek

Watch a video on Facebook: colstudio.ca/WintersGhost-video

“My art reflects my process of viewing and experiencing nature as I remember it, that random pendulum of intensity and tranquility, the shape, colour, line, and texture I associate with nature’s wonders, beauty and complexity all coloured by an adult’s remembrance of childhood imagination and fancy.” – Col Mitchell

Read more from my biography and artist statement at colmitchell.com/bio-cv-as

If you have any questions about this piece please don’t hesitate to Contact Me

To view in person other works in my original technique of pen & ink on sculpted paper visit my studio:

Col Mitchell Artist Studio & Boutique
1221 Cedar Lane Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada
Follow The Ravens

Also available are home decor items, jewellery, apparel, accessories, greeting cards, postcards, limited edition Giclée print reproductions, and gifts inspired by select original works.

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Collaboration Accepted to Passion Project

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Accepted into Minnesota State U Passion Project: Col Mitchell/Daniel Gallant Collaboration

Very pleased to announce another exciting collaboration!

Daniel Gallant gives driftwood a second wind. Each sailboat sculpture he crafts is a Muskoka original made from driftwood with chewed beaver sticks for masts.
And now my paper art technique is also available with Danial Gallant’s driftwood sailboat sculptures as sails.

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Our first collaboration has been accepted in this year’s Passion Project opening Sept. 25 in Minnesota State University’s Conkling Gallery.
From the article:

“Project Passion is an annual exhibition showcasing designers’ self-initiated collaborative works, accepting submissions from around the globe.The project was juried by three design teams who have worked with such clients as Macy’s, Coca-Cola, Target, Old Navy, Google and Facebook.”

Read the full article here colstudio.ca/PassionProjectNews

See also http://www.projectpassiondesign.com/

Little Phoenix paper art by Col Mitchell Contemporary Paper Artist

New Work: Little Phoenix

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Little Phoenix

“Bird of the sky
still bound to the earth,
soaring to unimaginable heights
yet returning to perch in the willow.
Death is near, always near
and so…is life
even in the ashes.
Rise Up Phoenix.
Live. Fly. Create!”

― Michele Jennae

Little Phoenix, an original Pen & Ink on Sculpted Paper Artwork by Col Mitchell Contemporary Paper Artist:

Little-Phoenix Bird - Original Art ( Cardinal) by Col Mitchell - Paper Art Artist

Little Phoenix
© Col Mitchell
36″ x 24″ x 1.5″
Pen and ink on sculpted papers on gallery profile birch panel
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 Little Phoenix (detail) paper art by Col Mitchell Contemporary Paper Artist


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“My art reflectsore: my process of viewing and experiencing nature as I remember it, that random pendulum of intensity and tranquility, the shape, colour, line, and texture I associate with nature’s wonders, beauty and complexity all coloured by an adult’s remembrance of childhood imagination and fancy.” – Col Mitchell

Read more from my biography and artist statement at colmitchell.com/bio-cv-as

If you have any questions about this piece please don’t hesitate to Contact Me

Little Phoenix is currently on display  Col Mitchell Artist Studio & Boutique
in the historic Clock Tower building
49 Manitoba St, m5 Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada

My original technique of pen & ink on sculpted paper is showcased in a working studio.

Also available are home decor items, jewellery, apparel, accessories, greeting cards, postcards, limited edition Giclée print reproductions, and gifts inspired by select original works.

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Exhibiting at Muskoka Life Show 2017

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Magical Wild Muskoka Life Show

Packing up a good part of my studio and heading with it to Huntsville (Muskoka, Ontario) on Saturday June 17th for the Summer Muskoka Life Show.

Magical Wild art at Muskoka Life Show by Col Mitchell Contemporary Paper Artist

My newest artworks of the magical wild will be with me as well as some of my Studio & Boutique offerings.

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Magical Wild Wine Coasters by Col Mitchell

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Preview some of my original Pen & Ink on Sculpted Paper works by category: Land, Water and Sky

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One Second Away
© Col Mitchell
24″ x 48″ x 1.5″
Pen & ink on sculpted papers
$3225


Muskoka’s Cottage Lifestyle

This is a free event styled after the popular Toronto Cottage Life Show, but located much more handily to your Muskoka cottage.

An entertaining Muskoka Lifestyle day of interactive workshops and demos presented on 2 stages on topics such as the cottage dog, detoxing your life, summer container gardening, local food, and cottage renos.

A special 5 Star cottage makeover presentation by celebrity interior designers Colin & Justin is a must see at 2pm.

Schedule

See the full schedule of events and times at Huntsville Adventures.

When: Saturday June 17, 2017

Where: The Canada Summit Centre. Get Map.

Times: 9am to 5pm


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“My art reflectsore: my process of viewing and experiencing nature as I remember it, that random pendulum of intensity and tranquility, the shape, colour, line, and texture I associate with nature’s wonders, beauty and complexity all coloured by an adult’s remembrance of childhood imagination and fancy.” – Col Mitchell

Read more from my biography and artist statement at colmitchell.com/bio-cv-as

If you have any questions about my exhibiting at the Muskoka Life Show please don’t hesitate to Contact Me

To view in person other works in my original technique of pen & ink on sculpted paper visit my studio:

Col Mitchell Artist Studio & Boutique
in the historic Clock Tower building
49 Manitoba St, m5 Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada

Also available are home decor items, jewellery, apparel, accessories, greeting cards, postcards, limited edition Giclée print reproductions, and gifts inspired by select original works.

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Monarch Bllack Bear Col Mitchell Contemporary Paper Artist

Featured New Work: Monarch

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Monarch

Award winning Monarch, an original Pen & Ink on Sculpted Paper Artwork by Col Mitchell Contemporary Paper Artist

Read on for a personal bear encounter story and a snapshot video of the process, below.

Monarch Bllack Bear Col Mitchell Contemporary Paper Artist, Muskoka, Canada
Monarch
60″ x 30″ x 1.5″
Pen and Ink on Sculpted Paper
(Bear: single sheet)

Corporate Collection

AWARDED:

JEANNE WEBB WASYLKIW AWARD FOR THE BEST 2D IN THE SHOW

Muskoka Arts and Crafts Inc. 40th Annual Spring Members’ Show

Judges: Micheal Zarowsky and Scott Barmin

THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST IN SHOW

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VIDEO:

"Monarch" – #process #metamorphosis #snapshot #fineart #art #muskoka #artist #algonquin #inspiration #studiolife

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A “Near Monarch” Experience

I spent a lot of time, from zero to my early twenties, at our family cottage on Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park. Even so, as far as my memory goes, I really only have one “bear story” to  come out of that period that directly involved me.

A fair bit of mental energy was burned up those days “on the lookout” for bears. For the most part I imagine, as it was my Grandfather’s perpetual habit to make his last words (whenever we left a cabin) a warning. “Watch out for the bears,” he’d say without fail.

Going to the outhouse? Watch out for the bears. Heading to the sleeping cabin? Watch out for the bears. Off to the boat house? Watch out for the bears. Berry picking along the highway? Definitely, watch out for the bears.

Maybe it’s no surprise I developed a substantial paranoia surrounding bear encounters.

So picture this: A late summer night with a campfire maybe thirty feet from the main cabin on the left and less than half that distance from the shore of the lake to the front. A scattering of friends and family surround it. The sleeping cabin is up a rocky slope behind and slightly to the right.

The cabins are situated on a bit of a point. On the right side of the sleeping cabin is a thin slice of land hosting a few waist high evergreens, that drops off to water. On the left side is a large flat rock sloping down to a fairly level grassy area, where that bonfire burns. Behind the sleeping cabin the woods begin with its floor of pine needles, occasional jutting rocks and tangled tree roots.

It’s behind the sleeping cabin where I and a friend (young teens at the time) opted to forgo the long walk into the dark (bear filled) woods to access the outhouse before bedtime. (I’m sure you get the picture.) There we were, crouched in position, she flat-sloping-rock side, I drop-to-the-lake side, when we heard . . . a rustling noise.

PJs up!

Another rustle, coming from the right side of the sleeping cabin, the side I am closest to. And then a low growl.

Two things happened at once. I started screaming “A Bear!” While out of the corner of my eye I saw my friend fall in what seemed like a slow swoop, toward the sloping flat rock. This spurred me to run also, but I stopped right at my fallen friend. Something was not right.  One of her legs, in the dim light of the stars, appeared inexplicably outrageously long. And then her screams joined mine.

It must have been especially surreal I imagine for anyone on the lake that night who may have heard us. For while  I was screaming “A Bear! A Bear! A Bear!” my friend was screaming “My Sock! My Sock! My Sock!”

If you have been on a lake you know how sound travels. In between our screams I heard “A Bear! My Sock! A Bear! My Sock! ” echoing over and over again across Smoke Lake.

When Nancy’s stretched-to-the-limit sock came loose from the tree root, and we stumbled down the mere thirty feet or so to our bonfire-hugging (and laughing) relatives, that is when her diabolical older brother sauntered out, chuckling, from the right side of the sleeping cabin.

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“My art reflects my process of viewing and experiencing nature as I remember it, that random pendulum of intensity and tranquility, the shape, colour, line, and texture I associate with nature’s wonders, beauty and complexity all coloured by an adult’s remembrance of childhood imagination and fancy.” – Col Mitchell

Read more from my biography and artist statement at colmitchell.com/bio-cv-as

If you have any questions about this piece please don’t hesitate to Contact Me

Monarch is currently part of a corporate collection.

To view in person other works in my original technique of pen & ink on sculpted paper visit my studio:

Col Mitchell Artist Studio & Boutique
in the historic Clock Tower building
49 Manitoba St, m5 Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada

Also available are home decor items, jewellery, apparel, accessories, greeting cards, postcards, limited edition Giclée print reproductions, and gifts inspired by select original works.

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