Mitchell Fancy was born in Queens County, Nova Scotia. He is the grandson of folk artist Ray Fancy and the son of Larry and Joanne Fancy, also folk artists. Mitchell started carving in late 2002. He attended his first N.S. Folk Art Festival in 2003. He grew up watching his parents and grandparents carve and paint. He has developed his own style, using lots of bright colours in his work. Mitchell is a journeyman machinist by trade during the day and artist by night. He presently lives in Lunenburg County. Mitchell's pieces can be found in collections in both Canada and the U.S.