Mastrius Artist Mentor
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Mentoring Emerging Artists
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MEDIUMS: Oil, Graphite, Mixed Media, Digital
SPECIALTY: ✔ Generalist
My goal as a realist is to understand complexities and details; my interest is how the human eyes perceive, not how a camera sees. My drawing technique allows me to define and celebrate the tiniest nuances, complex markings, patterns, and textures.
I do not copy but reinvent and slowly build an innovative image. I aim to inspire viewers to look closer at the world around them and start their own creative journey.
“A good “rendering” represents what a person sees, but “a work of art” illuminates what others do not.”
Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.
Specialty: ✔ Generalist
Color & Composition
Providing Art Critiques
Teaching How to Self Critique
Supplies and tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend
Artist Statement & CV
Shows & Exhibits
Pricing Your Artwork
Studio Time Management
Running Your Art Business – the Day to Day
“Mastrius has done wonders for my confidence. I have managed to step way outside of my comfort zone which has in turn given rise to so many more opportunities to further my art career.”
~ Deb, Emerging Artist
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If the group you’re interested in has a waitlist, you have the option to join another group to get started. When your group opens we can transfer you over.
- Next session: May 02, 2023
- On the 1st Tuesday of every month
- This global group meets at:
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MDT Tue
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT Tue
11:00 PM - 1:00 AM BST Tue
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM AEST Wed
...and your timezone too!
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MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST
Armin Mersmann was born in Remscheid, Germany, in 1955. Along with his parents, he immigrated to the United States in 1962. He grew up in an artistic environment and was greatly influenced and tutored by his father, Fritz Mersmann, a successful oil painter.
Although Mersmann is mainly known for his intense naturalistic graphite drawings, he also works in photography; these works are much more about the idea of exploration than the drawings, but it’s a wonderful balance. “My interests have become exceedingly experimental with more attention placed on the surfaces of the work itself. Discovering and rediscovering my chosen medium is the everlasting stimulus that keeps me interested and excited. Accidental process and meticulous planning co-mingle in all my work. Texture, either real or illusionary, and that one ever-elusive brushstroke, the one that says it all; this keeps me searching and exploring.