Artist Profile: Mitse Shine    

Award winning Artist, Mitsi Shine lives in Morgan Hill and shows her paintings throughout Santa Clara and Monterey Counties. She was published at sixteen in the National High School Art Anthology and received an AA Degree in Commercial Art. Her art career was redirected after serious injury to her right arm. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science with a minor that fulfilled the pre-requisites for an MBA. She enjoyed a successful career in government service as a manager, project manager and senior policy analyst. During that time, she continued to draw and paint and frequently took workshops from world-class watercolor artists, such as Robert Reynolds, Nita Engle, Mary Whyte and Charles Reid. She has been in many juried shows. She received the Emerging Artist Award in 2007 from the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society. She received a 3rd Place in the "Our Best Work" show of the Monterey Bay Chapter of Plein Air Painters of America in and 2nd place in the prestigious Signature Member Show in Carmel's historic Sunset Center 2015. She has won numerous Honorable Mentions and several People's Choice Awards. She has supported a number of local non-profit organizations by donating paintings and prints. Her image of the Yamada Gilroy Hot Springs Buddhist Temple is still used in Henry W. Coe State Park to promote restoration of historic buildings.She is currently on the Board of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society, member of Valle del Sur Art Guild and a signature member of the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters. She teaches Art in Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall and teaches Watercolor in Morgan Hill's Centennial Recreation Center weekly.