Trevor Mitchell paints steam engines and vintage vehicles of the UK
Trevor Mitchell began his career as a designer of brochure and advertising material at a London advertising agency after leaving Bradford Art College in 1979 with a diploma in Art & design. A few years later he returned to his native West Yorkshire and in 1986 was made redundant, when the design studio he was working for went into liquidation.
This was the moment that Trevor's life changed and he took the first steps towards becoming a self-sufficient artist. However, through the combination of raw talent and dogged Yorkshire persistence his paintings started to get notices.
The first breakout came when Trevor was asked to do some paintings of local West Yorkshire scenes for two calendars. Various other commissions followed, including a collection of pictured for greeting cards.
The next and most important development in Trevor's career came with the publication of his paintings as prints. One of the many publishers that Trevor has made contact with asked him if he could produce some illustrations depicting farming with steam. Trevor was delighted to accept the challenge, he had always had a fascination with steam traction and the paintings were very successful.
Following this, commission came in at a pace. His paintings for the Danbury Mint have been hugely successful including a series of pictures based on the women's Land Army of the second war.
Today, the subject matter of Trevorís paintings is wide and varied, including farming scenes, tractors, vintage vehicles, railways and World War II aircraft.
Trevor is married with two children and lives in Shipley, West Yorkshire.