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8-24-2014 10-57-51 PMWelcome!  You’ll find posts on children’s book illustration, painting, drawing, art, and artists here. My name is Mark Mitchell. I teach classes in watercolor painting and children’s book illustration at The Contemporary Austin Art School in Austin, Texas, and in online programs.

I’ve illustrated my own and other authors’ books and for children’s magazines, including Cobblestone, Apple Seeds, and Cricket.  My book for upper elementary grades, Raising ‘La Belle’: The Story of the La Salle Shipwreck (Eakin Press) received the Western Writers of America Spur Award for best juvenile nonfiction and the U.S. Maritime Literature Award.  

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the blog and our paths cross again soon.

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