Pastel | Oil | Watercolour
It is likely that you have come across many artists whose source of inspiration is nature in all its’ glory. For me, however, it is the sense of wonder itself that is the driving force behind my work.
Every day I take great joy in the discovery of a beautiful shape, an unexpected combination of color, or a simple object transformed by a shaft of sun. It is not about finding beauty, but beauty finding me…sometimes in unusual subjects.
As a landscape painter, it is necessary for me to paint en plein air, as well as in the studio. When I go out, I feel a deep connection with our surroundings, whether in rugged canyons, or in carefully cultivated gardens. Sometimes simply stepping outside and gazing upwards at an impossibly blue sky, or losing myself in a carpet of stars is enough to forge a bond.
As time has gone by and I have become more adept in my work, the focus has shifted from the rendering of a specific place to the quality of light as it dances across the landscape. Dappled, dazzling full brilliance, subtle and moody, glorious and glowing, and night’s inky mystery …all moods catch my eye. This gets me excited and engaged every time! It is my life’s work to share that sense of wonder and joy with others.
“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
– Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
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Levelling Up has been such a positive experience and I feel like it’s been a smart investment in myself and my art career.
I’m really enjoyed being part of Levelling Up over the past few months. I’ve learned invaluable information about composition, self-critiques and technique from my master artist and the webinars. It’s been a wonderful investment in my artistic career!
~ Kristin, Emerging Artist
Listed below are this Master’s specialty skills. Join this Master’s group if you want to grow your skills in these areas.
Colour and Composition
Supplies and Tools - what to use, where to save, and where to spend
Studio Setup for Art Production
Providing Art Critiques
Teaching How to Self Critique
MARKETING & BRANDING:
Artist Statement & CV
Shows and Exhibits
Running your art business the day-to-day
Studio Time Management
Products, Prints, & Reproductions
For Emerging Artists
Am I An Emerging Artist?
As an emerging artist, you have been painting regularly and feel fairly confident in your one unique style.
You've taken workshops/courses and have already been selling your work to friends, family, and in community shows, markets and beyond.
Now you're ready to take it to the next level!
YOU'RE INTERESTED IN:
- art critiques - getting expert feedback on your artwork
- selling - learn how to sell your artwork
- building your brand and marketing, leveraging social media well
- earning a steady income in an unsteady economy
- how to approach galleries and/or go solo successfully
- business skills - learn the mechanics of creating and sustaining a business as an artist
- production - studio set-up and time management to maximize production
- art licensing - what products to create, how to find a reputable producer
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