Linda Mitchell, an Atlanta native, earned MFAs in both Painting and Sculpture from GSU. Her exhibitions span 30+ years. Her work has been featured in 12 solo museum exhibitions around the country. Awards include 2010 Artist Grant from the City of Atlanta Cultural Affairs.
From the Artist... The current mixed media paintings are populated by animals- both real and imagined. In these narrative works, the animals often become surrogates for human beings and their emotional lives. Some of the animal figures speak directly to the child within and the vulnerable, delicate places of the viewer’s own past.
By working intuitively, I layer materials, images, and dream-like scenarios. This creative process is like diving into the psyche and seeing what comes up. Continually arising are reflections of my inner world and personal history, and my concerns for social equality and global survival.