Col Mitchell is an amazing artist. She works in paper. Not just ON paper, but by shaping the paper into the designs of her artwork.
She uses pen and ink on sculpted paper, and washes it with watercolours, and gets results that are breath-taking.
She is currently holding a solo exhibit at the Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge, and yes, you should go.
Hint... Christmas is coming... any of these would look lovely on the walls of my house (or your house, but let's face it, I would really, really love to have one of them :) )
You need to see them in real life to get the effect of the texture -- the fur on the Fox (titled Scenting Sunshine) makes you want to reach out and stroke it, and all done in paper...
Her birds seem ready to fly right off the picture. These lovely cedar waxwings are particularly apt as some of our guests were visited by them yesterday at their cottage.
So, remember the name. Col Mitchell. Surf over to her website and check out her portfolio.
Lunch, waterfall and walkies
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