profile: mitch ferrin, artist

mitch ferrin, artist slash model, was gracious enough to invite the deuxmoi gals (along with our intern slash photographer) into his west village apartment slash atelier…that means art studio for all you anglos. this hottie, who hails from colorado, was denied what covers 71% of the earth’s surface growing up in a landlocked state (poor mitch)…we’re talking H2O. so when he summered at his grandparent’s lake house in minnesota, mitch became obsessed with water. today water, beaches and lakes are the subject of much of his art. personally, we loved, loved, loved mitch’s work of this genre. growing up on the east coast (lucky us) we could easily identify with the way his paintings evoke the everyday carefree days of summer. for more on mitch’s work go to www.mitchferrin.com and see his favorites below (photos by the one and only jensey).

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mitch’s favorites:

artist of the 20th century:
jane wilson & fairfield porter…biggest inspiration to me

artist of the 21st century:
peter doing

source of inspiration:
water, ocean, lakes…i’m obsessed with water

place to paint:
my apartment

medium to paint in:
oil

time of day to paint:
probably at about 2pm…that’s when there is the most sunlight in my apartment

tool to paint with:
palette knife

subject to paint:
people in water

museum:
moderna museet in stockholm

gallery:
betty cuningham gallery in nyc

designer:
thom browne

t-shirt brand:
jcrew

shoe designer:
alden

accessory:
my abici grey bike

scent:
aesop geranium leaf

grooming products:
aesop cleanser & face lotion

barbershop:
brian devine @ garren & the barbershop on 7th & charles

beverage:
cappuccino & red wine

vacation spot:
summer in the adirondacks

places to shop:
thom browne

hotel:
the dylan in amsterdam

restaurant:
red farm on hudson

blog/website:
www.deuxmoi.com

magazine:
new york magazine

gadget:
ipad

splurge:
alden or thom browne shoes

 

5 questions with mitch:

who is your hollywood crush?
paul newman

what is your secret obsession?
lemonheads

biggest turn on:
authenticity

how would you fill in this sentence…if nobody ever found out i would…
i can’t tell you that…then everyone would know!

how would you fill in this sentence…i would just about do anything for…
my friends