Art Talk: Micah Mitchell

Art Talk: Micah Mitchell

CultureJune 12, 2014

Local artist Micah Mitchell is a man of a few words, but he's also a man of many arts, which we got him to tell us about in this month's Art Talk.

THE VITALS

Height: 6'7"

Weight: 205

Shoe size: 12

Eye color: Blue

THE ESSENTIALS

Nickname (s): Red panda.

Worst job you’ve had: What's a job?

If you weren’t an artist, what would you be doing? Livin’ for a livin’.

Other talents besides art: Pretty good at ping pong.

Biggest myth people think about artists: That art is effortless.

Preferred type of art tool: Rubber blade and wedge.

What’s better, art or sex? Sex is art.

Is there anything that could ever make you stop painting? Death.
 
At what age did you realize you were better at art than most of the population? 31.

How would you define your art? Vision quest.

What is it about art that you love? Being messy.

Where did this talent come from? Lots of practice.

You work at the Allied Creative, what is that exactly? Allied Creatives is a shared work space for various  creative types. It's a great spot that is very inspiring to work out of.

Do you think Denver really is as beautiful as your art makes it out to be? More so.

Where do you draw your inspiration? From personal life experiences.

What’s the deal with starving artists? I know right?

How do you define success in the world of art? Creating more art one year to the next.

Toughest part about being an artist: Starving.

Most rewarding part about being an artist: Every time you finish a new piece.