Mastrius Artist Mentor
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Mentoring Emerging Artists
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MEDIUM: Oil Paint
SPECIALTY: ✔ Technical
David Simons is a self-taught artist of over 30 years from Tubac, Arizona. His unique and captivating oil paintings have made him one of the most notable artists in the Southwest, with collectors worldwide.
Displaying a range of diverse subjects in his work, David brings his signature style to life with scenes from the southwest, seascapes, portraits, still life, and more. David also hosts workshops on oil painting and is a renowned artist not only by Arizona locals, but national publications such as Southwest Art, Art Talk Magazine, and Arizona Highways.
“Oil painting for me is a meditative experience – essential to my wellbeing, and a necessary part of my life. Painting brings me great joy, and, I hope, uplifts the hearts of those who view my work.
I like to explore the subtle ways that light affects the subject. I also enjoy color, but the value relationships in a scene are what interest me most. I also like to emphasize the abstract nature of what surrounds us.”
Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.
Specialty: ✔ Technical
Colour and Composition
Studio Setup for Art Production
Providing Art Critiques
Teaching How to Self Critique
MARKETING & BRANDING:
Shows and Exhibits
Running your art business the day-to-day
Studio Time Management
Products, Prints, & Reproductions
“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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MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST
Signature member of the American Impressionist Society
Member of the Oil Painters Of America
Distinguished Artist Member of the Tucson Plein Air Painter’s Society
Founding member of the Plein Air Painter’s Society of Southern AZ
2009 Tubac Center of the Arts, Members Open – Award of Excellence
2008 Oil Painters of America National Exhibit – Award of Excellence
2004 “Artistic Creations of Our Southwest” – Best In Show
2004 Tucson Plein Air Painters Distinguished Artists Show
Southwest Art – August 2008
Art Talk Magazine – “Artists Worth Watching” – January 2007
Arizona Highways – Featured Artist – November 2006
The Tubac Villager – Cover Artwork and Feature – October 2006
Tucson Home Magazine – Spring 2005
The Connection – Cover Piece – April 2004