About

About - In the Field

“The richness I receive comes from Nature. The source of my inspiration." - Claude Monet

About Jonathan Mitchell

I am an artist possessed by the never-ending pursuit of generating creation. It's my liberation from the normality of life. I create artwork through various mediums to preserve time, to commit moments to eternity amidst the light and darkness in this world. We need the light and dark to learn from, both as individuals and collectively as human beings.

Through my work, I can exhibit my perspective in this world we share and imprint my legacy as an artist. I am very blessed to be a preservationist of time and possess an identity that I dearly cherish. Art is the highest expression of the human spirit.

My work communicates what I see, a variety of subject matter. My perspective is that the entire process of an artist's work, from preparation to completion, is vitally important. No money nor fame could ever beat the creation of your work derived from your imagination.

I believe it's important to give back to nature for what it has given us. Life. Giving back to nature and people in need is the greatest gift you can receive in this life we share.

Thank you to my loving family, friends, and teachers. To everybody that has helped me along my journey as an artist and believed in me. I am genuinely grateful, this is what I live for.

Experience & Education

Art Education

  1. Sydney Church of England Grammar School - Visual Arts - Major: Photography - High Distinction
  2. The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) - Sydney
  3. Vivien’s Model Management - Sydney - Editorial Model
  4. TAFE Ultimo - Sydney - Photo Imaging (CUV40411 - Photography)
  5. The Julian Ashton Art School - Sydney (Drawing and Painting)
  6. Art Teacher - Kindergarten - ‘Friends for Asia’ - Bangkok, Thailand
  7. UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) - La Academia de San Carlos - Art School (Painting) - México City
  8. Sotheby's Institute of Art - London, England - Distance Online - 'Art as a Global Business: Dynamics of the Art market' and ‘Art Business Foundations’

Photographically Assisted Ballet Companies - Personnel

  1. Ballet Metropolitano (B.Met)
  2. The Mexico City Ballet (MXCB)
  3. Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández
  4. The National Ballet of México - Compañía Nacional de Danza de México (CND)
  5. Freelance Ballet Dancers (Classical and Contemporary)
  6. Freelance Performance Artists

Photographically Assisted - Modeling Companies

  1. Vivien's Model Management - Sydney
  2. Body London - London, England
  3. Freelance Models - Commercial and Editorial

Modeling Career

  1. Vivien's Model Management - Sydney, Australia - Editorial Model
  2. Freelance Model - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. México City and Puebla, México - Commercial and Editorial Model

Volunteering

  1. Casas Por Cristo 'Beyond Building' - Acuña, Coahuila, México
  2. Misión México 'Giving Love, Life and Hope' - Tapachula, Chiapas, México
  3. Friends for Asia - Kindergarten Art Teacher - Bangkok, Thailand

Accolades

  1. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2012 - Modeling - Sydney, Australia
  2. El Palacio de Hierro - Spring Campaign - Modeling - Puebla, México
  3. Exhibited at the Sydney Church of England Grammar School Visual Arts student exhibition
  4. Exhibited at The Australian Centre for Photography - Sydney - ‘Pelé’ and ‘In the Rain’
  5. Winner of The Brunswick Street Gallery - Melbourne - ‘Emerging Australian Photographer of the Year’ - 2012 - ‘Cholula’
  6. Exhibited at the ‘Head On Foundation’ festival - Sydney - ‘Cholula’
  7. Published by National Geographic - ‘Yellow Boot’
  8. Exhibited at the TAFE Ultimo Current and Ex. Student show - ‘Phantom’
  9. Published by the International Portrait Awards - ‘Possession’
  10. Exhibited at the ‘Jardín del Arte’ - México City - A Collection
  11. Exhibited at ‘Voodoo Mama’ Nightclub - Puebla, México - ‘Déjà Vu’
  12. Exhibited at the ‘Fiesta Del Jardín’ - Puebla, México - A Collection

Health and Mixed Martial Arts Education

  1. Fitness Institute Australia - Sydney - Diploma: Sports Science
  2. Bulldog Gym Manly - Kick Boxing - Sydney, Australia
  3. Lange’s MMA - Mixed Martial Arts - Sydney, Australia
  4. Equipe Fabricio Jiu Jitsu - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  5. Renzo Gracie MMA - Mixed Martial Arts - Cholula, Puebla, México
  6. Tiger Muay Thai - Phuket, Thailand
  7. Hernandez Escuela de Box - Boxing - Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México
  8. 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu -México City, México