Mentoring Emerging & Accomplished Artists
Not sure if you’re an emerging artist? Find your stage here.
MEDIUM: Oil Paint | Acrylic Paint | Mixed Media Art
SPECIALTY: ✔ 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.
Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.
Specialty: ✔ Generalist
Colour and Composition
Supplies and Tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend
Studio Setup for Art Production
Providing Art Critiques
Teaching How to Self Critique
MARKETING & BRANDING:
Artist Statement & CV
Shows and Exhibits
Marketing & Branding
Running your art business the day-to-day
Studio Time Management
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
MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST
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.