The Artwork of Mitchell Stuart

The Artwork of Mitchell Stuart

BIO / CV



ABOUT ME

Mitchell Stuart was born in 1970 in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to Canada in 1976. He has always communicated and expressed himself freely through the language of art. He was lucky enough to have the selection of either artist or musician for career at a very early age. Art as a performance and visual narrative coincided with his early passion for movies. To design the future, to tell a story, make a statement and visually document nature become an obsession.

Life's journey saw Mitch graduate art college inc1992 with his sights set on an illustration career. While freelancing, he did 7 years in broadcast television as senior graphics operator for Global Television. The marriage of traditional art and digital production brought him back to the passion that started all. The power of visual storytelling in film.

Mitch creates digital matte paintings, concept art, animates, illustrates and storyboards through his freelance company. He has a substantial list of feature film production credits as well as numerous years of experience in a position of seniority. He is also a published writer and a professional musician. Currently, Mitch has developed a pop-culture following with his coffee stain art, some of which are found in his recent books: "Coffee with Mitch" and "Coffee with Mitch Refilled". The sketches are drawn with ink and painted on site with fresh coffee.

CREDITS ( feature & television )

"Elysium"
-concept artist / matte painter, Image Engine Design
"Lone Survivor"
-concept artist / matte painter, Image Engine Design
"White House Down"  
- matte painter, Image Engine Design
"R.I.P.D"
- lead matte painter, Image Engine Design
"Fast and Furious  6"
- concept artist / matte painter, Image Engine Design
"Safe House"
- matte painter, Image Engine Design
"Immortals"
- matte painter, Image Engine Design
"The Humanity Bureau"
- concept artist / matte painter, Allegiance VFX
"Resident Evil; Afterlife"
- concept artist / matte painter, Rocket Science VFX
"Saw 7"
- matte painter, Rocket Science VFX
"Day of the Triffids"
- concept artist / matte painter, Rocket Science VFX
"Julie and Julia"
- matte painter, Invisible Pictures  
"Underworld; Rise of the Lycans"
- matte painter, Invisible Pictures
"Outlander"
- concept artist, Invisible Pictures
"Max Payne"
- concept artist, Invisible Pictures  
"The Burrowers"
- matte painter, Invisible Pictures
"The Hunting Party"  
- 3D texture artist, Intelligent Creatures
"Hairspray"    
- 3D tracking, Intelligent Creatures
"The Game Plan"
- 3D gen./ concept artist, Intelligent Creatures
"The Number 23"
- 3D gen./ texture artist, Intelligent Creatures
"Stranger than Fiction"
- 3D gen./ texture artist, Intelligent Creatures
"Crank"
 - set artwork, AKHUA Media Inc.

"Into the Badlands (Season 2 / 3)"    
"The Handmaid's Tale" ( Emmy Award 2017 winner best series )
"The Son"
"Project Blue Book"
"Killjoys (season 3 / 4)"
"Of Kings and Prophets"
"The Crossing"
"Ghost Wars"
"Siren"
"Zoo"
"Wayward Pines"
"Prison Break"
"Travelers"
"Childhood's End"
"Continuum"
"Falling Skies"
"Minority Report"
"Almost Human"
"Horizon (pilot)"
"Hannibal"
"Revolution"
"Titanic (mini-series)"
"Nikita"
"Awakening (pilot)"
"Fringe"  
"Day of the Triffids"     BAFTA award winner
"The Nativity"
"Facing Kate"
"Murdoch Mysteries"
"Being Erica"
"Aftermath ( all episodes )"
"Journey to the Edge of the Universe"
"Discovery Channel: The Great Surveyor"

 "Things to Come" futurist exhition
Deutsche Kinemeathek Museum for Film and Televison, Berlin, 2016

"Matte painting instructor"
Animation Workshop, Viborg,Denmark, 2015

"The Art of Elysium" book signing
Gallery Nucleus, Los Angeles, CA, 2013

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Current:
Owner, Creative Director, freelance media company.
Providing illustration / matte painting / 3D design / graphics and animation on a contract basis for a wide range of clients in feature film, television and print.

2013 - current
ARTIFEX STUDIOS
role: Lead Concept Artist /Digital Matte Painter Television and feature film

2011
IMAGE ENGINE DESIGN INC. 
role: Digital Matte Painter / Concept Artist Feature film work

2009
ROCKET SCIENCE VISUAL EFFECTS
role: Digital Matte Painter / Concept Artist Feature film work and television series

2009
INVISIBLE PICTURES
role: Digital Matte Painter / Concept Artist Feature film work and television series

2007
BULLSEYE ENTERTAINMENT  
role: 3D environments and matte painting National Geographic documentary

2006
INTELLIGENT CREATURES VFX
role: 3D artist 5 feature films

1996 - 2003
GLOBAL TELEVISION EDMONTON
role: Senior graphics artist ( Quantel Paintbox ) In charge of a 3 person crew. Included hiring of employees and recreation of entire news look every fall. Production work included network promotions, commercial production.

EDUCATION:


2005
SHERIDAN COLLEGE INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY & ADVANCED LEARNING
( Graduating with honours ) Post Graduate Degree in 3D Computer Animation, Oakville, Ontario

1994
GRANT MACEWAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
Digital Media Program

1998 - 1992
ALBERTA COLLEGE of ART & DESIGN ( ACAD )
( Graduating with Distinction ) 4 year BFA equivalent program majoring in Visual Communications.