Artist Terron Mitchell


Smyrna, DE


Terron Mitchell is a sculptural painter from Nashville, Tennessee, who primarily creates abstracts from wooden sheathing boards.  He intricately carves each piece and layers the materials in a three-dimensional fashion.  To add color, he creates oil stains by mixing oil pigments with thinning agents and applying them to the wood thinly to assure that the natural wood grain design remains exposed.

Before turning to visual art, Terron was trained as a pianist.  He later attended the University of Delaware where he earned a BFA in 2003.  Shortly thereafter, Terron built a gallery in the basement of his home and started creating commissioned artwork, including a piece for the FedEx headquarters.  He joined the Delaware by Hand organization and his work was featured in articles by the Delaware News Journal and The Examiner.  Terron’s art has been displayed at the Main Line Art Center, the Wayne Art Center, and the Rehoboth Art League.  He has exhibited at ArtExpo NYC, the DE Art Loop exhibitions at the Grand Opera House, and two Zaikka Indian Grill restaurants.

Artist Statement

There is a voice within.
It screams, but no one can hear.
My outlet, my canvas,
sheathing, my self portrait made clear.
Carve up my thoughts,
broken down into various lines and shapes.
Layer my message in multiple dimensions,
no word shall escape.
My pigments, so thin in transparency,
I apply so we all can still see.
Nature’s design patterns of wood grain,
like skin tattoos covering me.
I expose,
and marry Her (Mother Nature) designs with mine.
May we shower this unity with an array of color,
massaged with oils, stained he the Pine.
The message is birth as one thought,
one passion releases.
Increases, from a thought
to a story in pieces.
Arrange with the deepest passion,
put my story to sleep.
Open your eyes, tell me your story.
Mine is complete.

Elevator Pitch

Wood sheathing boards are unattractive boards typically covered up by other more eye pleasing material.   By carving various lines and shapes into the wood and adding an infinite array of oil stain colors, I give the unattractive wood a make over to be a stand out sumptuous work of art.


Artist Terron Mitchell

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