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Artist returns after three years

Mitchell exhibits works in Edinburgh

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Artist Gordon Mitchell returns to Edinburgh to launch his first exhibition in his home town for three years.

Five of his works will feature among exhibits from 30 artists at the Edinburgh Gallery, Dundas Street, on 4 June.

The Summer Mixed Exhibition runs until 16 July.

Mitchell, who studied at Edinburgh College of Art, embarked on a career in teaching until becoming a full-time painter in 1989.

While he disagrees with the label “surrealist”, he certainly wants his work to be thought-provoking.

“I’m delighted to be taking part in this exhibition and to be back in Edinburgh after exhibiting all around the world,” he said.

Mitchell is an elected Member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Royal Glasgow Institute and the Royal Scottish Academy.

Artwork by Zohar, who famously painted Princess Diana’s portrait will also be exhibited alongside Henry Kondracki.

Peter Sinclair, director at The Edinburgh Gallery, admitted he was a “big fan” of Gordon Mitchell. He said: “It is an honour to be able to able to exhibit work by one of the world’s leading contemporary artists.

“I’m expecting this exhibition to attract a lot of attention, especially as he hasn’t exhibited his work in the capital for quite a while and also due to the impressive calibre of all of the other artists we’ve managed to include in our Summer Exhibition.”

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