8-24-2014 10-57-51 PMWelcome!  

You’ll find tidbits on children’s book illustration, children’s book artists and art in general here.

My name is Mark Mitchell and for many years I’ve taught classes in watercolor and children’s book illustration at The Contemporary Austin Art School at Laguna Gloria (Austin Museum of Art) in Austin, Texas.  I also teach the Make Your Marks and Splashes course on children’s book illustration online.

I’ve illustrated 23 books and stories for the Carus children’s magazines. You’ll find examples of my work here.

Three of the books I’ve illustrated I’ve also written. My nonfiction work 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 and the U.S. Maritime Literature Award.

I hope you enjoy browsing the pages of this blog and our paths cross again soon!