Mitchell Kelly completed a Bachelor of Art Education (Visual Arts) at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW in 2003. As an emerging artist, Mitchell seeks to strengthen his knowledge and understanding of the painting process through the Australian landscape. As a 'translator for the immediate environment', Mitchell creates a visual language of mark-making representing the natural conditions of the landscape such as sounds, textures and lines. In Hill End, Mitchell will escape the restrictions of metropolitan Sydney and immerse himself in the 'Explorer Country' landscape of Hill End. He also plans to use Hill End as the primary motif for his exhibition Exploring Country to be held at Richard Martin Art, Woollahra in February in 2006.