Emilie Mitcham was born in Boulder but spent most of her childhood in rural Kentucky. Growing up in a hippie commune, with all the freedom that implies, she knew she was a painter by the time she was four years old. She began to paint seriously in 1985 when she attended a summer-long program at Parsons School of Design in NYC. She received a BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1998. At the Art Institute, she studied with Pegan Brooke, Pat Klein, Bruce McGaw, Mark van Proyen and Carlos Villa.
Emilie Mitcham Art
Generally, what interests me and pulls me into the conversation in the first place, is a random and accidental mark that suddenly feels “beautiful” to me.