Featured Artist Mitch Madsen

Artist Mitch Madsen uses his vivid imagination to create beautiful, otherworldly images that tell a story. Learn more about this artist and his work by visiting his Facebook page.

 

"Blue" Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Mitch Madsen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Blue” Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

After twenty-five years as a graphic designer working for others, and hundreds of design and marketing projects for businesses and organizations, I now have the opportunity to explore my real passion for creating worlds through illustration.

 

"A Different Future" Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Mitch Madsen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“A Different Future” Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

My art career launched in the early 1980s with acrylic paints and canvas, brushes and airbrush. I’ve illustrated a variety of subjects from architectural renderings, nature, and landscape, to outer space and science fiction (which I have had a lifelong interest in.) But painting can be slow grunt work and a means to an end. Regardless of the subject matter, it’s the ideas that really excite me.

 

"Cloud City" Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Mitch Madsen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Cloud City” Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

Everything changed in the 1990s with the advent of personal computers, art programs and the internet.

 

"Shhhhh" Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Mitch Madsen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Shhhhh” Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

My art school education was pre-computer, so at first I resisted it all, thinking I had a choice. But if I wanted to continue being a graphic designer I was forced to learn it on the job. It wasn’t long before I realized a new world of ways to create. And the speed and options of digital illustration and “painting” suited me.

 

"Marooned" Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Mitch Madsen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Marooned” Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

Explaining where my ideas come from is next to impossible. It’s just a way of thinking. But they literally come from everywhere—life experiences, what I’ve read, seen, or imagine.

 

"To Market" Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Mitch Madsen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“To Market” Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

Viewers of my art often interpret their own adventures and scenarios which can be surprising and intriguing.

 

"For a Price" Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Mitch Madsen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“For a Price” Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

I don’t consider myself a fantasy artist, or a science fiction artist per se. The science, design, and physics have to have a basis in reality. And lighting is number one most important. My biggest thrill is to create something that, hopefully, has never been seen or done before.

 

"Welcome Home" Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Mitch Madsen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Welcome Home” Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

Over the years I’ve enjoyed a variety of creative endeavors, including painting, illustrations and graphic design for logos, t-shirts, book covers, advertising and other publications.

 

"Set Sail" Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Mitch Madsen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Set Sail” Digital Art, Various Sizes

 

The goal is simply to have fun with what I do with the hopes that people looking at my art do the same. My favorite piece is always the one I am currently working on.

 

Artist Mitch Madsen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Mitch Madsen

 

I spend most days (and evenings) in my office overlooking the Minnesota River with my wife and two cats.

 

Artist Mitch Madsen invites you to follow him on his other Facebook page–MadsenInk.

 

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Comments

  1. Teresa Walter says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this background story which accompanies fantastic art work!

    • Kathi Schoaf says:

      What a talent!! I enjoy looking at all of Mitch’s pieces. It seems as if every time I give them a “relook” I see something new.

  2. Natalie Smith says:

    I love looking at all of Mitch’s creations. He is a an awsome Artist and an amazing person. Make sure you check out his facebook page!

  3. Marci Fuller says:

    Endlessly intriguing and astonishingly executed. Recognition deserved, and much more warranted.

  4. Kristin Harner says:

    Intriguing and beautiful creations. Definitely deserved recognition.

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