David Mitchell was born in Surrey in 1936. After completing his education and national service he chose the life of a business man in the international oil and gas industry. This took him to most corners of the world until, in 1990, he and his wife were so entranced with the beauty of the Ardnamurchan Penninsula that they moved there.
Although David was always keen on drawing it was not until his retirement that he started to paint in acrylics. He now spends much of the wetter months painting his local area, and during the summer spends his time on his other interest of fishing.