Lauren Mantecon

MASTER ARTIST

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MEDIUM: Oil Paint | Acrylic Paint | Mixed Media Art
SPECIALTY: âś” Generalist

When I was nine I would join my Mom with her local art chapter association in a shopping mall  in Miami, Florida. I would set up my slightly odd acrylic paintings of unrecognizable planets and  galaxies on canvas alongside the chapter members oil paintings of palm trees, nude studies and  sandy white beaches. 

I did not know it at the time, but that experience shaped the beginning of a life-long body of  work. Work that reaches to connect body/self with a mysterious universe. I blur boundaries of  perception as I search out unseen/seen links that weave humanity with the beyond. 

I work to capture the ethereal, to find the intelligence in aesthetic beauty, shape shifting  vibration, care taking light.

Artwork by Lauren Mantecon
Artwork by Lauren Mantecon
Artwork by Lauren Mantecon
Artwork by Lauren Mantecon
Artwork by Lauren Mantecon

Lauren’s EXPERTISE

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

Specialty: âś” Generalist

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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Techniques To Deal With Creative Barriers

MARKETING & BRANDING:

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Artist Statement & CV

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Shows and Exhibits

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Marketing & Branding

Business:

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Pricing Artwork

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Approaching Galleries

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Running your art business the day-to-day

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Studio Time Management

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Reaching Target Audience

“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

Artwork by Lauren Mantecon

Lauren Mantecón, American abstract painter, was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1964 and  grew up moving between the east and west coasts, negotiating the terrain of identity and place in  the middle. She earned her BA in conceptual photography from California State University,  Fullerton and her MFA from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.  

Lauren’s work has been featured since 1990 in solo and group exhibitions in museums and  galleries throughout the USA and internationally. 

She has been the recipient of numerous awarded art residencies that include: Djerassi (Woodside,  California), Sitka Center for Art and Ecology (Otis, Oregon), and Jentel (Banner, Wyoming). 

Lauren has been an educator of mixed media approaches to art for over twenty years, having  taught at University of Portland, Portland State University, and Santa Fe Community College,  and as a workshop instructor on the Alchemy of Mixed Media and Painting, focusing on  unconventional techniques to the creative process.  

Lauren currently lives, works, and teaches in Santa Fe, New Mexico.