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SPECIALTY: ✔ Artistic Process & Mindset ✔ Finding Your Artistic Style ✔ Color
It is important for me to create a painting which is interesting both up close and further away in order to engage the imagination. I am influenced by the visual world around me. When I paint I connect with changing light, the color of my surroundings, and movement.
I focus on abstract shapes and forms which weave together a whole painting. Elements around me spark my creativity; old farm buildings, city streets, the gesture of a person, the color of flowers, open vistas, blue mountains, quiet rivers, or the crashing of waves. Both new and familiar landscapes inspire me.
Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.
Specialty: ✔ Artistic Process & Mindset ✔ Finding your Artistic Style ✔ Color
Color and Composition
Supplies and tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend
Providing Art Critiques
Teaching to Self Critique
Studio Setup for Art Production
Palette Knife & Expressive Brushwork
Value Composition (notan)
Shows & Exhibits
Running Your Art Business the day-to-day
Studio Time Management
“Mastrius is a perfect balance of accountability, community and fun. It feels like family. Family that makes you a better you.” ~ Elizabeth, Emerging Artist
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Next session: January 15, 2024
On the 3rd Monday of every month 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM MST Mon
Recognized for her paintings rich with color and texture, Lynn Mehta is an award winning artist living in Virginia. Color, composition, and paint handling are key elements in her paintings. She has an interpretive impressionistic style that often verges on the abstract.
Growing up along the Pacific Ocean, Mehta has been an artist as long as she can remember and was inspired by the work of her mother who painted outside. Mehta earned her B.A. in Art from San Diego State University, and has studied with internationally acclaimed artists in the US and abroad.
Mehta holds Signature Membership Status in the American Impressionist Society, the American Society of Marine Artists, and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. She is a Juried Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club, the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, and Oil Painters of America.
Artwork by Mehta can be found in public and private collections, books, and magazines internationally. She is represented by galleries in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Florida.
She and her husband (and their dog, Hank) have recently moved their home and her studio to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia since her two adult sons are busy with families of their own. Mehta is enjoying hiking in the Shenandoahs and biking the C&O Canal towpath. Discovering the local landscape is inspiring and exciting to her.