Dean Mitchell, NWS - Quincy's Uptown House

Dean Mitchell, NWS
Tampa, FL
Combined Cash Award

I have always considered my art to reflect the journey of my life; each painting revealing a personal perception of the things, places and people who have touched my life. The visual arts must communicate to the human spirit, forcing man to reflect on himself and his existence beyond his own self-interest, to question relationships of future generations, to explore beauty, love, fear, hate and greed; elements that have enriched and entrapped man since the beginning of time. Purity of vision and intention are more important than style or experimentation, provided it lifts us to a better understanding of humanity.