When I create art, I feel like I’m doing what I was created to do. A rush of confidence, vulnerability, confusion, and empowerment overcome my spirit as I learn more about myself and the world around me. My work is driven by this energy.
I am intrigued by the human condition, as well as communication and dynamics within society. People’s stories, culture, morals, and family heritage are fascinating to me. The priorities we place on these subjects are revealing as to who we truly are. I start a piece with an idea from thoughts and observations, then I begin exploring with elements of line, shape, and color. Working in layers is key in my process. I apply paint by building layers upon layers, working intuitively to find a place of satisfaction. There is a sense of looseness, vibrance, and energy that radiates in my work -- this is an extension of who I am.
Lindsey Stimpson Mitchell was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Growing up with a general contractor as a father and an interior designer as a mother, Lindsey was surrounded with sources of creativity and inspiration throughout her childhood. She attended Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C., where she majored in Studio Art and minored in Business Administration.
Lindsey now works at Alamance Arts Council as office manager. Working at Alamance Arts during the day, she paints in her studio at night. She also instructs painting classes and exhibits her work regularly.