8-24-2014 10-57-51 PMWelcome!  You’ll find tidbits on children’s book art and artists and drawing and painting here.

My name is Mark Mitchell and I ride herd (that’s Texas-speak) on this blog. For many years I’ve taught classes in children’s book illustration at The Contemporary Austin Art School at Laguna Gloria in Austin, Texas and online. I’ve illustrated books and stories for the Cobblestone Group and Carus children’s magazines. (You’ll find examples of my work here.)

My book for upper elementary grade readers, Raising La Belle (Eakin Press, 2003) received the Western Writers of America Spur Award for the year’s best juvenile nonfiction book. My wife, children’s author Julie Lake and I belong to the Austin chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI.)

I hope you enjoy browsing these pages and our paths cross again soon!