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Oil & Watercolor Paintings by Internationally Acclaimed Local Artists Michael J. Harrell & Dean Mitchell
Manor Auctions will sell oil & watercolor paintings by artists Michael J. Harrell & Dean Mitchell in the October 9th Fine Art Auction. Harrell and Mitchell are local Tallahassee area artists who have established themselves as prominent landscape & still life artists in the international art community. This is no small feat for an artist, as many spend their entire life trying to achieve such prominence and respect. Both Harrell and Dean paint with acute attention to detail, creating paintings, which from a distance, can easily be mistaken for a photograph. They have each received numerous awards and accolades over the course of their career. Their works can be found in galleries and exhibits throughout the country as well as in many private collections. Manor Auctions is pleased to offer 4 oil paintings and 2 watercolor paintings by Michael J. Harrell and 1 watercolor painting by Dean Mitchell in the October 9th Fine Art Auction.
About Michael J. Harrell (American, 1964 - )
Born in Tallahassee, FL, Harrell rarely travels far from the water. A native to the Florida Panhandle, Harrell can be found traveling the eastern coast of the Unties States, from Maine to the Bahamas. The coast and its many scenes is most often the subject of Harrell\'s paintings, but he also is known to paint sporting scenes, such as hunts.
Harrell earned a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia with a degree in graphic design. He then went on to complete hundreds of watercolor illustrations for corporate clients before pursuing fine art full-time in the early nineties.
Harrell is a self-taught painter and his work has been the subject of articles in national art publications such as \"American Artist\" ( Winter 2000), Watercolor Magazine\" (Winter 2000), \"Artist Sketchbook\" (Fall 2001) and \"The Artist\'s Magazine\" (June 2002 & January 2005). In 2005, Mitchell was listed among the \"Top 20 Artists To Watch\" in \"The Artist\'s magazine\".
Harrell\'s work can be found in galleries throughout the country, including:
- The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport - Mystic, CT
- Stellers Gallery - Ponte Vedra, FL
- The Weatherburn Gallery - Naples, FL
- Morris & Whiteside Galleries - Hilton Head, SC
- The Gallery at Four India - Nantucket, MA
- Greenwich Workshop Gallery - Seymour, CT
- The Sportsman\'s Gallery, Atlanta, GA
- Settlers West Galleries, Tucson, AZ
- The Sylvan Gallery - Charleston, SC
About Dean Mitchell (American, 1957 - )
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Mitchell relocated to Florida as a boy and was raised in Quincy, FL.Mitchell is well known for his figurative works, landscapes and still lifes. In addition to watercolors, he is accomplished in other mediums, including egg temperas, oils and pastels.
Mitchell is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio.
Mitchell has been featured in numerous art & media publications, including the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, American Artist, Artist Magazine, Fine Art International and Art News.
Mitchell\'s art can be found in corporate and museum collections across the country, including: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi; Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, Kansas; The Autry National Center, Los Angeles; The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; Gadsden Art Center Quincy, Florida; Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio and the Library of Congress.
Mitchell\'s work can be found in galleries throughout the country, including:
- Hearne Fine Art - Little Rock, AR
- Astoria Fine Art - Jackson, WY
- E & S Gallery - Louisville, KY
- J. Willott Gallery - Palm Desert, CA
- Morris & Whiteside Galleries - Hilton Head, SC
- Nunnery\'s at gallery 119 - Jackson, MS
Paintings by Harrell and Mitchell are also well known to art auctions, with both artists having had many pieces sold through auction over the years.
Bidding & Auction Information:
The following paintings will be offered in the October 9th Fine Art Auction:
|18061a||DEAN MITCHELL WATERCOLOR PAINTING - EAST POINT Dean Mitchell (American, 1957 - ), Painting - Watercolor, East Point, Signed lower right, Professionally framed and matted in a matte finish aluminum frame. Size: 3 1/4X5 3/4\", Framed 11 1/2X13 1/2\" Condition: VGC|
|18094a||MICHAEL HARRELL OIL PAINTING - PAIR OF SNOW GEESE Michael J. Harrell (American, 1964 - ), Painting - Oil on canvas, Pair of Snow Geese, Signed upper right, Professionally framed in a gold color wood frame. Size: 10X12\", Framed 15 1/4X17 1/4\" Condition: VGC|
|18094b||MICHAEL HARRELL OIL PAINTING - QUAIL WAGON Michael J. Harrell (American, 1964 - ), Painting - Oil on canvas, Plantation Quail Wagon in Thomasville (GA), Signed lower right, Framed in a professionally restored antique gold color wood frame. Size: 12x16\", Framed 18X22\" Condition: VGC|
|18094c||MICHAEL HARRELL OIL PAINTING - NANTUCKET COTTAGE Michael J. Harrell (American, 1964 - ), Painting - Oil on canvas, Coastal Nantucket Cottage (Madaket, Nantucket MA), Signed lower left, Professionally framed within a gold color wood frame. Size: 9x12\", Framed 11X15 1/2\" Condition: VGC|
|18094d||MICHAEL HARRELL OIL PAINTING - DRIFTWOOD ON SHORE Michael J. Harrell (American, 1964 - ), Painting - Oil on canvas, Driftwood Along the Shore, Signed lower left, Professionally framed within a gold color wood frame. Size: 8x12\", Framed 11X15\" Condition: VGC|
|18094e||MICHAEL HARRELL WATERCOLOR - COLORADO STREAM Michael J. Harrell (American, 1964 - ), Painting - watercolor, Rocky Colorado Stream with Evergreen Trees, Signed lower right, Professionally framed within a beaded dark wood frame. Size: 16 1/4x12 1/4\", Framed 24X20 1/2\" Condition: VGC|
|18094f||MICHAEL HARRELL WATERCOLOR - BATEAU AT LOW TIDE Michael J. Harrell (American, 1964 - ), Painting - watercolor, Bateau at Low Tide, Signed lower left, Professionally framed within an ornate gold color wood frame. Size: 11x14 1/2\", Framed 22X25 1/2\" Condition: VGC|
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