Mentoring Aspiring Artists
Not sure if you’re an aspiring artist? Find your stage here.
MEDIUM: Oil Paint | Watercolor Paint
SPECIALTY: ✔ Technical
Dan is an award winning third-generation painter. His first interest in painting was in the 9th grade; while driving with his dad he mentioned he’d like to try painting. The next morning he woke to the kitchen table covered with everything he could ever possibly need to paint a picture. He’s been featured in Plein Air Magazine and Southwest Art Magazine. Recent honors include the Jean Stern Distinctive Legacy Award at the Laguna Plein Air Invitational and Best of show at Grand Marais Plein Air. A regular workshop instructor, he travels occasionally but prefers to stay close to home. He lives in Cold Spring, MN with his wife Mallory, sons Jack (6) and Drew (3), daughter Emma (1), plein air painting canine bud – Ruby, a cat named Hunter, and 15 chickens.
Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.
Specialty: ✔ Technical
Color and Composition
Supplies and Tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend
Providing Art Critiques
“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
MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST
“It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is that draws me to a scene. I’m sure it’s a number of both technical and intangible things, such as composition, large value shapes, light, and often that unexplainable spirit you feel from a space. I paint to re-create these connections, and, of course, if my viewers are able to see and feel that as well, it’s a great moment.”