Mitchell Villa is a primarily self taught artist. Drawn to the endless possibilities and mark-making applications of the painting medium, he began experimenting with acrylics early on and transitioned into oil in 2018. Villa has established himself as a painter in Western Canada, eventually settling down his practice in Victoria, BC, where he finds the quieter pace of the city better suited to the containment and focus a studio practice requires.
Villa studied Visual Arts and received a diploma in Digital Design at Vancouver Film School. He was a regional semi-finalist in the Bombay Artisan Series and has been showcased at Fortune Art Gallery, Sooke Fine Arts, Polychrome Fine Art, The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.