Luminous. Dramatic. Joyful.

Mitch Caster is a Colorado-based fine artist and life drawing instructor. In his oil paintings, pastels, and drawings, his subjects come to life with exceptional use of light and shadows, and extraordinary depth.

New and Featured Works

Side by Side, 12 x 16
The Favorites, 24 x 16
Homework Break, 24 x 12  – First Place: Mile High International Pastel Exhibition

Time-Lapse: Bringing a Pastel to Life

As a teacher, and with this year’s Mile High International Pastel Exhibition now open, it seems a good time to share my process. This pastel painting was from a previous Mile High International show. Enjoy!

“I’ve been painting and drawing for as long as I can remember. After many years as a news and courtroom artist, I covered some of the nation’s most notorious trials, and now want to concentrate on showcasing the positive aspects of the world. I love capturing bits and pieces of the good that is around me.”

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

The Art Center of Western Colorado
Grand Junction, Colorado
May 10 – June 28

My solo exhibition features a joyful range of subjects and mediums, including children from a Shakespeare festival, dancers, landscapes and historic structures, in oil, pastel, and graphite.

Image: Night on Swan Lake (Pastel), 24 x 18 

Foothills Art Center – Astor House
822 12th Street
Golden, Colorado

Through August 4

The Pastel Society of Colorado sponsors its highly competitive Mile High International Pastel Exhibition every year. This year, a nationally recognized juror has selected the exceptional pastel paintings.

Image: Apprentice Class, 15 x 20

The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invited painters from all across North America as well as International Artists, and honors the very best in oil and acrylic painting.

Image: Taos Hollyhocks, 20 x 20

Award Winner: Best Use of Light and Color

See more exhibitions I’ve taken part in. Click here.