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About Richard Mitchell

Artist Richard John Mitchell

Welcome to the Milky Way Gallery, an online art gallery based in North Yorkshire. I am Richard Mitchell, an oil painter who specializes in figurative art. I prefer pictures with people, ranging from portraits to crowd scenes, though I cover an eclectic mix of different subjects, including marine pictures and still life.  I've done a few commissions which involved copying masterworks, such as Van Gogh’s ‘The Mulberry Tree’.  I exhibited long ago in the nineties, then after a substantial gap I retired from corporate life and I am showing pictures again.  I previously exhibited in the south of England, but now I live in the breathtaking landscape of North Yorkshire, near the town of Selby, and I have joined with other local artists to form the Selby Art Collective. I have sold my work in the USA and Germany as well as England.

I am also an author of art-crime and art-mystery fiction.  You can examine my novel Stealing Venus in the Books section, which explores the subject of art forgery, and a sample is available for you to peruse.  A sequel to Stealing Venus is nearing publication, which explores in depth the imagined life of Botticelli.

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