Mentoring Aspiring and Emerging Artists
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MEDIUM: Oil Paint | Acrylic Paint
SPECIALTY: ✔ Generalist
David Langevin wanted to be an artist from a very young age and so when I graduated high school I went on to study Fine Arts in college and university. I did not learn a lot about how to be a better artist or painter, and they taught us nothing about the professional life of an artist and how to make a living in the trade.
After graduating university I spent years studying materials and techniques of painting and in particular, the methods of the Old Masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
When I developed my courses and workshops for artists I decided that I would focus on teaching all of the stuff that I wanted to learn in school: Being a master of my craft, and; understanding the strategies and skills required to make a living selling my art. I have also learned that the best way to learn almost any skill set is to learn directly from an accomplished professional in the field – a Master (or Sage).
Taking workshops and getting mentoring is the way to go for any artist wanting to be a better painter, and a more successful entrepreneur.
Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.
Specialty: ✔ Generalist
Supplies and Tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend
Running your art business the day-to-day
Studio Time Management
MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST
Trees and rocks, water and sky, mountains and snow, these elements, combined with distinctive painting methods and an audacious style, have characterized the paintings of this well known artist.
David Langevin’s dramatic renditions of the Canadian wilderness and his bold ‘tree portraits’ have become almost as familiar as the subject they depict. His art is represented in galleries across the country and has inspired many nature lovers, artists, and of course, collectors. Moreover, his striking use of light and unique painting methods have creating a captivating vision of this country’s landscape that has even influenced the way many art lovers and collectors of his work view those same subjects; a hike in the forest or the mountains is never the same for those who have come to know Langevin’s imagery.
Langevin seems unrestrained by any limitations to his artistic expression. Whether the source of his inspiration is landscapes, “treescapes,” or the human form, they all carry the signature of his rare talent and vision.
David Langevin is a modern-day Old Master – an impeccable craftsman, an innate talent.
“When I looked at the paintings of the Old Masters I saw in their work something that I did not see in modern art. Nothing in my education or experience as a painter could help me understand how they achieved the effects that they did. I wanted that. I wanted to know I could achieve any effect that I could imagine. I wanted complete expressive freedom…”
After finishing his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Ottawa, David spent several years perfecting his painting skills. He pored over old texts, treatises, and manuscripts stored in the backrooms of art restoration departments and libraries reserved for conservationists.
David obtained a Masters in Art Education degree from McGill University, specializing in methods and materials for the painter.
Since 1992, he has been living in British Columbia where he finds an endless supply of inspiration for his art. David gives lectures, writes a regular technical column for painters, consults, and conducts workshops on painting materials and techniques. His paintings are sold in galleries across Canada.