About

After four decades as a top-tier advertising and graphic design professional, Dick Mitchell has transitioned to painting in earnest. His paintings connect Realism with Expressionism.

As a rancher and horseman, many of Dick’s works are created from his passion for the international equine sport of Reining. As many enthusiasts have noted, his canvases capture the expression of a competitive horse.

Visit again to see new work at R.D. Mitchell Collection. To learn more about Reining visit NRHA.com.

r.d. Mitchell Professional Recognition:

American Academy of Equine Art 39th Annual Open Juried Exhibition

2019 National Juried Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Art, Curated by Gary Bukovnik, All Entries Included

2019 10x10x10 Tieton International Small Works Juried Exhibition

American Academy of Equine Art 2019 Spring Online Juried Showcase, Award of Merit

2019 Small Works National Juried Exhibition, Award of Merit, SouthWest Artists, Inc.,

Purchase Prize, McKinney Performing Arts Center, "Unique by Nature" 2019 Juried Exhibition, Curated by Karl Buchberg, Retired Senior Curator, MoMA, and J. Patrick Cooney, J. Patrick Cooney Fine Arts

34th Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition, First Place Oil Painting

2019 Spring International Juried Online Exhibition, National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society

Creative Quarterly No.55, Selected for Inclusion

2019 Best of America Small Painting National Juried Exhibition, National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society

Creative Quarterly No.54, Selected for Inclusion

2018 National Juried Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Art, Curated by James Surls, All Entries Included

American Academy of Equine Art, 38th Annual Open Juried Exhibition

Annual Texas Artists Exhibition 2018, Beeville Art Museum

Studio Visit Magazine, Selected for Inclusion

Creative Quarterly No.52, Selected for inclusion

SouthWest Artists, Inc., 2018 Small Works National Juried Exhibition

One of Twelve Paintings Accepted, McKinney Performing Arts Center, "Unique by Nature" 2018 Juried Exhibition, Curated by Karl Buchberg, Retired Senior Curator, MoMA, and J. Patrick Cooney, J. Patrick Cooney Fine Arts

2017 National Juried Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Art, Curated by Randy Meador, First Place Oil Painting

Art Muse, Finalist (October 2017)

Art Muse, Distinctive Merit Award (September 2017)

Second Place 2D, Plano Art Association, 125 Show (2017)

Library of Congress, Inclusion

New York Art Directors Club, Two Time Gold Medalist

New York Art Directors Club, Silver Medalist

New York Art Directors Club, Distinctive Merit Awards

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Inclusions and Juror

New York Society of Illustrators, Inclusions

Communication Arts (CA), Inclusions and Juror

Graphis, Inclusions

1998, Dallas Society of Visual Communications, honored as, "One who has made the most significant contribution to the advancement of creative standards in the Southwest United States."

Distinguished Alumnus, East Texas State University (Texas A&M University, Commerce)

2009 American Paint Horse Association Reserve World Champion

National Reining Horse Association Member, Non Pro Competitor License

Southwest Reining Horse Association Member

American Academy of Equine Art Member

National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society Member

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This Wimp Can Dance (Mambo) shown by Dick Mitchell
Photo by Guillermo Studio