“Working with glass is painting with light; the vibrant luminosity is hypnotic.”
Bob Mitchell is an independent artist working in glass [stained, mosaic, blown and fused]. His career has spanned almost 5 decades. A public school educator for nearly 30 years, he developed a highly successful glass art program for the Everett School District, which honored him with the prestigious Sharon Christa MCAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2000.
That same year he was recognizedly by the Schack Art Center as the Artist of the Year for Snohomish County. He continues teach at the Skagit Community College as well as taking on private commissions, working out of both his Tucson, Arizona, and Tulalip, Washington, studios. “I am fortunate to be able to create art everyday. In recognition of my good fortune, I’m reminded of an old blues song: “I love the life I live; I live the life I love!"