For more than 25 years, Mitchell Albala has been a dedicated landscape painter and teaching artist. His book Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice was published by Watson-Guptill/Random House in 2009. It is the best selling landscape painting book at Amazon.com and in currently in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art bookstore.
Mitchell’s atmospheric and semi-abstracted landscapes (see them at his portfolio site), have been exhibited in New York City, Washington, D.C., Portland, Oregon and Seattle, where he is represented by Lisa Harris Gallery. He currently teaches at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle and Pacific Northwest Art School on Whidbey Island, Wash. He has also taught at Seattle Central Community College and Art Institute of Seattle. In New York (where he is originally from) he was an instructor of design at Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York.
Mitchell has lectured on Impressionism and landscape painting at the Seattle Art Museum and written for Artist’s and Illustrators and American Artist magazines. In 2010 he had the honor of serving as juror/peer reviewer for three exhibitions: Seattle Co-Arts 60th Annual Art Show, Art Kudos International Art Competition and Exhibition, and the Plein Air Painters U.S. Open.