In the images on our website and the art on our office walls, you may recognize many of Greenville’s scenes beautifully captured by local artist, Dick Mitchell. We are grateful to Dick for sharing his love of Greenville and his artistic works with us.
Dick Mitchell, a distinguished artist from Greenville, South Carolina, is a virtuoso in the art of watercolor paintings, specializing in masterful renditions of South Carolina's iconic landmarks. Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Dick’s paintings capture the essence of Greenville’s rich history and beautiful landscapes. Mitchell's dedication to his craft, coupled with his ability to encapsulate the soul of the state within his artwork, cements his position as an esteemed artist whose creations serve as timeless testaments to the lasting allure of his hometown.
From his beginnings at Greenville High School, where his love of art flourished, Dick Mitchell embarked on a dynamic and successful career, creating a lasting impact that shapes architectural landscapes today. Dick’s career spanned decades, resulting in several prestigious projects and accolades. Graduating from Clemson University in 1958, he laid the foundation for his journey into the world of architecture.
After graduation, Dick started his career at the notable architectural firm of Vincent G. Kling, Philadelphia, PA, where he was able to hone his skills and contribute to several iconic buildings. A few of the buildings Mitchell worked on during that time include the world headquarters building for GEICO in Bethesda, MD, and the world headquarters building for American Cyanamid in Wayne, New Jersey.
However, it was at J.E. Sirrine Company in Dick’s hometown of Greenville, SC, where he would establish himself as a pillar of the architectural community. Spending nearly two decades as the Director of Architectural Design, he became integral in several ground breaking projects, and left an indelible mark on Greenville’s architectural landscape. Dick worked on numerous projects during his time at J.E. Sirrine company, a few of which include: Sirrine's North Carolina headquarters in the Research Triangle, the Greenville Law Enforcement Building, and the original tower building for St. Francis Hospital. Every project Dick has worked on symbolizes his love and commitment to making the community of Greenville, SC a better place for all.