Tom was born in Airdrie, Scotland and although the Mitchell family moved to Coventry when he was just 2 years old the Scottish roots have always run deep. He studied Fine Art, architecture and Design going on to build a successful career in engineering.
Tom has been an Art collector for several decades, amassing a substantial collection of works. It was later in life that he returned to his passion for painting, inspired by his spiritual beliefs, travels and experiences as an offshore yachtsman. In 2008 Tom realised the life-long dream of opening an Art Gallery.
Mitchell Gallery was to become a sanctuary of beautiful Art, exhibiting paintings, sculpture and jewellery created with integrity and love. Initially the gallery in Warwick housed Tom’s work and a studio for him to paint, with Art by a handful of other artists. Fellow painter, Toni then joined as an integral part of the team and together they built upon the Mitchell Gallery reputation, heralding what was to become one of the best contemporary Art galleries in the West Midlands, attracting world-renowned artists.
Mitchell Gallery worked alongside two charities: SADS UK and Help 4 Heroes, it is important for Tom to give something back and help people. Working within the local community by fostering emerging artists or interacting with local schools was key to the gallery ethos and inspiring new creatives is something the team were proud to be involved with.
Tom’s unusual paintings are highly sought after by those with a taste for the ethereal, spiritual and a surreal beauty. His use of colour, whether intense-vibrancy, moody-darkness or pastel-calm awakens the senses and leads the beholder into another world. Tom’s painting of Berkswell in Spring was selected by a committee from The University College Hospital Coventry, to hang in the newly-created Dementia Forget-me-not ward. The locality and depth of colour being key components.