Chantel Lynn Barber yearns to promote the human spirit in her work. She believes that when it comes to the human race, there is more that unites than divides. There is beauty in everyone, regardless of whether they measure up to society’s definition of beauty. Not only their joys, but their sorrows too. She wants to show the beauty in the human condition.
Chantel is on a journey to capture the vision in her mind’s eye – the one blood we as humans share. And she does it all in acrylic – with strong color, energetic brushwork, light and story.
Her loose style draws the viewer’s attention, visually beckoning them to wonder at the essence of life.
Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.
Specialty: ✔ Generalist
Colour and Composition
Studio Setup for Art Production
Supplies and Tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend
Providing Art Critiques
Teaching How to Self Critique
MARKETING & BRANDING:
Marketing and Branding
Running Your Art Business Day-to-Day
Studio Time Management
Chantel is amazing! Her work is magic and how she shares her knowledge and teaches us is fantastic!
Chantel really has a great way of layering information to make it easy to remember,
just like she layers her paint!
Chantel is lovely and she is really showing us some great techniques and use of tools.
Chantel is a wizard on paint application, textures and alternative ways of using tools and brush!
Thanks Mastrius for allowing us to work with such an amazing mentor!
“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 Nicolaisen, Emerging Artist
Chantel is such a master of the lost and found edges… I learn so much every time she paints for us.
Chantel has such a wonderful way of sharing and teaching, it is a joy to watch her!
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Next session: January 02, 2024
On the 1st Tuesday of every month 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM MST Tue
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$ USD64/Monthly Membership
Next session: December 23, 2023
On the 4th Saturday of every month 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM MST Sat
Chantel’s passion for art began flourishing at age 11 when she was mentored under local San Diego artists. She continued to study and experiment with art in and out of college while living in such diverse places as Newport, Rhode Island, Keflavik, Iceland and El Paso, Texas. While enrolled in a college art course, a fellow student introduced her to acrylic paints, and she soon fell in love with the medium but found it to be dominated by abstract styles. Her first love was portraiture for which she found little advice. As she dreamed of perfecting her skills as an acrylic portrait artist, Chantel continued to learn from professional oil painters and translated their teachings into acrylic techniques.
In 2006, Chantel opened her own art business called Chantel's Originals near Memphis Tennessee. She benefited from workshops and demonstrations with outstanding artists including Dawn Whitelaw, Rose Frantzen, and Marc Hanson. Chantel is a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP), an Associate with Distinction Member of American Women Artists, and a member of the Portrait Society of America (PSoA) and National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS). She has served as the National Coordinator of the State Ambassador program for the PSoA.
Chantel has been featured in solo art shows and juried exhibitions, including a solo show at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center. Her award winning paintings are in private and public collections throughout the world. Her work is published in Acrylic Artist magazine, American Art Collector, Southwest Art, The Artist’s Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, International Artist Magazine and several books. Chantel resides in Bartlett, Tennessee where she creates and teaches private workshops in her studio. She also teaches workshops throughout the United States and Canada.