Debbie Tilley
March 20, 2015
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Lori Mitchell


Membership Status

Member Title: President
Member Type: Professional

Creative Type

Media: Watercolor, Acrylic, Pen & Ink,Pencil
Specialties: Children’s books, Editorial, Architecture

Contact Information

Phone: (858) 433-7455


About Lori

Lori Mitchell graduated with honors from the internationally renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Lori wrote and illustrated the award-winning children’s book, Different Just Like Me. She was on Oprah, the Today show and all the local news shows to talk about the book and diversity and acceptance. Her daughter April and her skin condition, vitiligo, inspired the book. Lori has illustrated 9 more books since, including Holly Bloom’s Garden and Bal Yoga for Kids, which won the 2012 San Diego Book award. She is the president of the Society of Illustrators San Diego and is active in the San Diego Sketchcrawl group.

Lori teaches drawing and composition at Palomar College in San Marcos, Pen & Ink and Watercolor at the Athenaeum in La Jolla and she has several private students.

She lives in San Diego with her husband, daughter and their two cats.