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Desmond O’Hagan

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Oil | Pastel | Charcoal

All art is a form of story-telling, and mine tells the story of interpreting light – a constant element in my paintings. Whether it is the subtle colors of dusk, or a simple stream of light in a dimly lit interior, all these effects motivate me to capture the image on canvas of paper.

Throughout the years, I’ve worked in watercolor, acrylics, charcoal, pen & ink, and monotypes, but my primary focus is oils and pastels.

With oils, I enjoy the expressive brush strokes and the way paint can be manipulated on canvas or paper. With pastels, I love the texture, the explosive color, and the bold strokes I can achieve.

Artwork by Tony Bianco
Artwork by Tony Bianco
Artwork by Tony Bianco
Artwork by Tony Bianco
Artwork by Tony Bianco
Artwork by Tony Bianco

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Desmond’s EXPERTISE

Listed below are this Master’s specialty skills. Join this Master’s group if you want to grow your skills in these areas.

Technical:

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Colour and Composition

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Technique Demos

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Supplies and Tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend

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Studio Setup for Art Production

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Providing Art Critiques

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Teaching How to Self Critique

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Developing Your Visual Language

MARKETING & BRANDING:

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Artist Statement & CV

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Social Media

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Shows and Exhibits

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Marketing & Branding

Business:

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Teaching Live

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Pricing Artwork

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Approaching Galleries

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Selling Online

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Studio Time Management

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
    • pricing
    • 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

More than an Art Workshop

WHAT TO EXPECT

2-hr monthly
videoconference session with MASTER ARTIST, NAVIGATOR and small group

Practice-based HOMEWORK
and ACCOUNTABILITY 

INFORMATIVE INTERACTIVE and HONEST conversations

Additional 1-hr session mid-month with NAVIGATOR and GROUP. Navigator permanently assigned to your group, accountable for your growth trajectory

CONFIDENTIAL discussion board for you and your group, with 24hr access to session RECORDINGS

CHOOSE a new Master Artist every 6 to 8 months to bring NEW EXPERTISE and SKILL TRAINING

About The Artist

Artwork by Tony Bianco
Artwork by Tony Bianco

Desmond O’Hagan was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, and was raised in the United States. He has been professionally painting for 30 years and resides in Denver, Colorado, where he devotes his time to his art in oils and pastels, and traveling throughout the world.

He has long been considered one of the leading urbanscape artists in the world.

In the field, he has won many major awards for his artwork – including:

  • Southwest Art Magazine’s Award of Excellence

  • International Assoc. of Pastel Societies’ Prix’d Pastel Award

  • IAPS Juried Show’s The Maggie Price Award for Excellence

  • Colorado Governor’s Invitational Art Show Award of Merit 2020, 2019, 2018

Awards at the Pastel Society of America’s Annual Shows in New York City:

  • Mrs. Pearl Kalikow Award

  • Hudson Valley Art Association Award

  • Connecticut Pastel Society Award

He has also won the George Innes, Jr. Memorial Award from the Salmagundi Club, and the Top Five Plein Air Paintings Award at the “Altitude & Attitude” Exhibition in Denver, Colorado.

For years, his artwork has been selected for inclusion in a number of prestigious exhibitions across America including Denver Rotary Club’s “Artists of America“, Colorado Governor’s Invitational Art Show, The Pastel Society of America (NYC), and the Salmugundi Club in New York City.

Mr. O’Hagan has also been invited to exhibit artwork in Japan, China, Canada, and France.

Mr. O’Hagan is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, and is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in America, and in the Hall of Fame at the Art Institute of Colorado.

In May 2005, he was inducted into the International Association of Pastel Societies‘ “Master Circle“. In 2018, he was awarded Eminent Pastelist status by IAPS.

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