About

Mitch Caster is a fine artist specializing in representational art, with the goal to elicit joy in viewers. His work depicts the physical appearance of human and animal figures, objects in nature, and human-built forms in reality, with dramatic use of light and shadows.

Characterized by realism, technical accuracy, precision and luminosity, Mitch’s award-winning artwork is on exhibit in collections throughout the world, and has been featured in national art magazines. 

Background

A lifelong artist, Caster has been painting as a fine artist full-time since 1990. He is a native of Oakland, California, and has lived in Denver since he was a teenager. He attended the Rocky Mountain School of Art on scholarship at age 16, and studied commercial art at Colorado Mountain College.

He has extensive experience as a courtroom, news and film artist, including positions with KUSA (ABC/NBC affiliate). His work has appeared on all major networks and on international broadcasts, and has included the Oklahoma City bombing trial, Jon Benet Ramsey grand jury hearing, Matthew Shephard murder trial, Michael Jackson plagiarism trial and several Perry Mason movies.

In addition to creating art, he is an instructor for the Art Students League of Denver. He has also taught at Denver Botanic Gardens, The Gathering Place, and for teacher education programs of the Colorado Art Education Association and several school districts in the Denver area.

In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, travel and ballroom dance.

Memberships

Awards

  • Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards: five awards in art direction
  • Oil Painters of America, and National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society: Awards of Excellence
  • Broadcast Designers Association
  • Denver Press Club