About Lois

Lois Mitchell

I love to paint with watercolors and often combine them with digital painting. I also draw with charcoal, pencil, and create paper layering pieces. I am experimenting in watercolors with using only cyan, magenta, and yellow colors to mix all my paints, frequently creating all other colors through glazes of these colors.

I use archival paper layering to create to-scale topographical maps of local towns. It provides a way of containing and learning about the world around us that is normally too large to be seen, and it brings out a beauty in nature that might otherwise not be noticed.

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Lois Mitchell

Education

I completed the Illustration Certificate program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 2012. I
earned a Bachelors of Music Composition from Wheaton College, Illinois in 1980.

Exhibits and Awards

2017 "Water Tower" watercolor selected for juried exhibit, The Brush Gallery, Lowell.

2016 Two illustrated children’s books published, “Willie, A Drop of Rain” and “Emma and the Baby”.

2015 “Seasonal Berries” watercolor selected for juried exhibit New England Watercolor Society’s Regional Exhibition.

2014 Two illustrated children’s books published, “The Good Shepherd” and “The Great Family”, Morehouse Education Resources.

2014 “Study of Sargent’s Work” watercolor selected for juried exhibit, The Brush Gallery, Lowell.

2014 “Whistler Courtyard Birdhouse” watercolor selected for juried exhibit, Whistler House, Lowell.

2014 Western Avenue Lofts Open Studios and Lowell Open Studios, Lowell MA. Pieces on exhibit at Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell MA.

2012, 2014 Public Art, original illustrations painted on Iron Rangers at Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, MA.

2007 - 2014 West Medford Open Studios, Medford, MA.

2004 - 2014 Images of Arlington exhibits, Arlington MA. Photo entry selected for exhibit at State House in 2006. Watercolor entry voted second place in 2009.

2013 “Silent Spring” illustration published in 2013 summer catalog for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

2003 - 2013 Arlington Open Studios, Arlington MA.

2012 “Spring Promise” pencil drawing selected for juried exhibit “Artists in the Arboretum 2012: Looking Closely”, Hunnewell Visitor Center, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain MA.

2012 “Parking Problem” illustration chosen for fall catalog for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. 2011 School of the Museum of Fine Arts Continuing Education juried exhibit, watercolor “Fall Twig in Bottle”, watercolor “Marbles”, and pencil “Recital Audience”.

2011 Honorable Mention for watercolor “Marbles”, Realism Art Contest, 2011 Spring/ Summer issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine.