Gordon Mithcell RSA (1952) studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1970 to 1974 and then pursued a career in teaching art until 1989 when he became a full time professional artist. Since then he has been a tireless producer of many fine works of art.
''Fine Art is that in which the hand, the head and the heart of man go together.'' John Ruskin
All three of these faculties are evident in Gordon’s work and the search for an all-inclusive characterisation of his portfolio is difficult: not Surrealist nor Expressionist but a unique blend of the two. Above all he expresses himself; his opinions and preferences, his strict self discipline and his quirky sense of humour. They all manifest themselves in the completed works. Gordon starts from a highly developed and experienced intellectual base, imbues his ideas and thoughts with personal emotional attributes and then has the skill of immaculate draughtsmanship to render the finished article. [With thanks to RSA for this text by Andrew Merrylees RSA]