Artist reception for Matt Lee Mitchell set for Saturday |

Artist reception for Matt Lee Mitchell set for Saturday

The work of Matt Lee Mitchell is currently on display at Lucchesi Tasting Room, 128 Mill St., Grass Valley.
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What: Artist Reception for Matt Lee Mitchell

Where: Lucchesi Tasting Room, 128 Mill St., Grass Valley

When: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, April 4


Beautiful and unique paintings of birds from artist Matt Lee Mitchell are currently displayed on the walls of the Lucchesi Tasting Room, 128 Mill St., Grass Valley.

Growing up in west Texas and southern New Mexico, Mitchell’s family moved around a lot. As a child, he enjoyed the desert’s subtle beauty and found sanctuary in making art.

“I was especially fond of birds, being amazed by each bird’s personality, their brilliant colors, and abstract markings,” he said. “Monotype is a process of applying layer upon layer of ink using an etching press. The piece is sent through the press up to 15 times, creating illumination and texture.

“Sometimes I approach my bird painting as portrait. Other times my own story is imposed on the bird. My intention is that the viewer will encounter the uniqueness of each bird.”

Come by for a glass of wine, meet the artist, and see this lovely and colorful display. Learn more about artist Matt Lee Mitchell at

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