Bob Mitchenerʼs passion for art began in his youth and has continued all his adult life. He paints in the impressionistic style and enjoys working outdoors directly from nature. He moved to Gt, Barrier in 1981 with a young family but now lives in Coatesville near Albany.
In 2010 he teamed up with the well known oil painter, Graham Braddock to establish an annual residential painting and art school where he taught
watercolour and acrylic painting. He has worked as a graphic artist and in the pre press lithography print trade for a time.
In 1996, along with his wife Lynne, they developed their own successful gallery and gift shop in Riverhead, north/west of Auckland. He has taught watercolour workshops at various places around NZ, from his gallery and for Mairangi Bay Arts Centre.
His awards for watercolour include best of watercolour in the Royal Easter Show, 1998 and 1999. First in the watercolour section at the Snells Beach art
awards, 2000. In February 1999 his work was featured on the cover of The Australian Artist Magazine.
He paints a wide range of subjects and particularly enjoys coastal scenes.
He is currently studying painting with the Virtual Art Academy, a 4 year on-line degree course.
Regular posts of his work can be viewed on his art blog.
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