Through my art I hope to achieve a pleasurable sensory experience and offer the viewer my perspective of the natural world. I am stimulated by color, shapes, textures and movements that one finds in nature. Capturing and interpreting all this natural beauty and conveying its ebb and flow is my passion.
Having grown up in New York, I love the seascapes, landscapes and terrain of the Northeast. That being said, I am also passionate about the terrain and the evocative mood of the Southwest, which I recently visited.
My style falls between the world of figurative and abstract. I look beyond reality, whenever possible and extract the essence of the subject matter at hand. This of course is an ever-evolving process.
My mediums are painting and drawing with acrylics, watercolor, mixed media, ink and crayon pastels.
Some of my favorite artists, to name a few, are Van Gogh, Picasso, Diebenkorn, Frankenthaler and Hockney.
I received a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University,
after which I spent many years as Creative Director and Designer for Jessica Howard, where I designed women’s apparel. Working in the design field and focusing on color, print, shape and proportion has facilitated my smooth transition from fashion to art.
I am currently studying The Arts Students League of New York, where I have shown my work at various salons.
You can visit my work on Instagram at: @MRodbellart, or I can be reached at MitchellRodbell54@gmail.com