What a joy to spend several workshops with Valerie Stewart Portrait Artist . Yes you may contact me to commission a portrait.
I have had the priviledge and honor to paint two weeks with Dana Jester, former Bob Ross Teacher Trainer, and personal close friend of the late Bob Ross.
If you ever have the opportunity to paint with Dana..... it is like meeting the kind of great man Bob was. Dana is full of stories and adventures he had with Bob and Steve Ross
I was honored to paint several days with Gary Jenkins, from the PBS show Beauty of Oil Painting. Gary is a fabulous teacher and artist.
My certification classes were taught by some great Bob Ross artist and Teacher Trainers, the late Pat Mabe, Ellen Tye, Carol Bernard and wonderful Wildlife artist Bea Cox. I was very fortunate by having these teacher trainers. Pat was the absolute best and had lots of great stories of her times with Bob Ross. Pat shared all of her knowledge and held nothing back.
But of course, I have to thank Norma Moore, Bob Ross certified instructor for sharing the Joy of Painting in the beginning (1994).
My fellow artist was
my Dad, Norman Mitchell Sr.
If it had not been for him encouraging me to take that first lesson (with him),
I would not be where or who I am today.
This page is dedicated to the memory of my father,
Dr. Norman E. Mitchell Sr
I love you and miss you more and more each day.
"Thank you for giving to the Lord, I was a soul that was saved"
4-28-32 - 6-21-2011
Don't ever take a gathering with family for granted. Thanksgiving 2010 was the last Thanksgiving we shared with Dad. Who knew.