Martin Mitchell's work is influenced by a love of landscape and an interest in the natural environment. He begins his work by physically being in the landscape producing lots of location drawing and taking photos, returning to the same place at different times of day and year, to see the changes of weather conditions and seasons. The work is deeply observed with a quiet melancholy.
He moved to Norwich in 1989 and set up an etching studio. Experimenting with hard & soft grounds, open & spit bites and lift grounds, to produce loose, fluid, expressive landscape etching.
In 1995 he founded the Norwich Print fair, partly to help raise awareness of fine art printmaking among the public and to create opportunities for other printmakers to show their work. The annual Print fair is now a popular event in the cultural calendar of Norfolk.