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MEDIUM: Oil Paint SPECIALTY: ✔ Plein Air
My work is not difficult to understand – it is simply an expression and a diary of my impressions of those elements in the visual field that bring me joy.
I seek to create a sense of authenticity in my representational paintings, and lend my voice to creating awareness and appreciation of our natural world. My fond hope is to transport the viewer to beautiful wild places that I have been privileged to experience and to share my joy of rendering light, atmosphere and my sense of delight in the world around me. And to be able do all this with mere paint – to accomplish that makes me the most fulfilled of all people.
Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.
Specialty: ✔ Plein Air, ✔ Technique
Colour & Composition
Gaye listens and answers our questions thoroughly and I appreciate that, and her enthusiasm!
Gaye is such a knowledgeable instructor.
Gaye’s critiques are always insightful and useful.
Gaye is very clear and concise in her teaching.
“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 Nicolaisen, Emerging Artist
Gaye is phenomenal as a Mentor! Appreciate her care and concern of our growth as artists.
Gaye is fantastic. She shares so much knowledge, addresses each person’s areas of growth and interests, and she demonstrates. There are a few artists who are able communicate clearly and love to teach, and Gaye is one of them.
Gaye is fabulous as always!
I love being in Gaye’s class. She has so much knowledge, and she is a real help with explaining things so well. What a great master.
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$ USD87/Monthly Membership
Next session: March 05, 2024
On the 1st Tuesday of every month 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM MST Tue
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MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST
I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. And it has always brought me a sense of satisfaction and joy.
My paintings are not difficult to understand; they are merely an exploration of that which brings me joy, and makes my heart skip a beat. That is the experience I wish to share with those that view my paintings - to stir the imagination and quicken the spirit and transport to a wild and interesting place.
The single most compelling aspect of art making for me is creating the illusion of light with mere paint. It is always a challenge, and is always engaging. That alchemy for me is pretty heady stuff.
In addition to painting I enjoy a lovely connection with those looking to shorten their learning curve by studying with me. Turns out I really enjoy sharing my passion, and love to take students on my plein-air adventures in particular. Check out my workshops page if that is something that sounds appealing to you.
Whether you are here to look at paintings or to find out some more about workshops, welcome. Thank you so much for your interest!