Hearne Fine Art is pleased to welcome DEAN MITCHELL back to Little Rock and the gallery. Mitchell, an award-winning painter of landscapes and figures, often depicting people and regions from his southern background and personal experiences, first showed with HFA in 1997 when the gallery was housed in The Museum Center of Little Rock's River Market District. We recognize and celebrate this 25-year relationship with an exhibition of Mitchell's signature photorealistic watercolors, oil paintings, and etchings. We urge you to consider adding the work of Dean Mitchell, named "a modern day Vermeer" by The New York Times, to your collection today!
Mitchell on this body of work: The paintings are from different parts of the American landscape featuring various architectural structures and people. There is a penetrating psychological isolation in all of my works. I believe this is an innate feeling of searching for a sense of belonging. Growing up poor in the rural segregated south, I was informed by observation of both poverty and neglect. The search for deeper meaning, through the visual arts, gave me a feeling of both fulfillment and purpose.