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Maria Wigge

Marketing | Branding | Business

As a Fine Artist and Art Educator, I know a thing or two about what it’s like to feel so flooded that the only alternative is to freeze your creative intentions. I’m on a mission to help you find moments to create, observe, and appreciate art so you can surrender to your creative journey.

Today, I’m a full-time fine artist translating the inspiration of the magnificent Nordic landscapes into watercolor and acrylic paintings meant to infuse your space with calm.

Artwork by Maria Wigge
Artwork by Maria Wigge
Artwork by Maria Wigge
Artwork by Maria Wigge
Artwork by Maria Wigge
Artwork by Maria Wigge

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MARia’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.

MARKETING & BRANDING:

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Website Design

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Social Media

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Marketing & Branding

Business:

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Selling Online

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Running your art business the day-to-day

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Studio Time Management

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Products, Prints, & Reproductions

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 Maria Wigge
I grew up in Sweden under the shadow of a gifted and successful artist—my mother. My artistic education began before my academic instruction. I visited galleries, socialized with other artists, and I can still recall the fumy smell of oil paints that was always around. At every corner, towering adults asked me when they’d get to see my work and when I’d get to have my own art show…
The pressure I felt as a child was enough to last me through adulthood.
Terrified of comparison and judgment, I pursued a Graphic Design degree from an art school in Seattle, Washington. The rules and boundaries of graphic design allowed me to bypass that judgment while at the same time letting me stay in touch with color and some degree of creativity. But all throughout my life, my inner world was vastly different than others perceived. It was rich with art, experimentation, and exploration. I let my creativity run free (to a degree), kept hidden away in private for decades. Even though I’d found success as a graphic designer and Art Director in big cities like San Francisco and Stockholm, the fear of being judged and compared was as ever-present then as it had been as a child.
As time flew by, I married and grew a family. And eventually, I found that my inner creative space had shrunk with the hustle and bustle of daily life. The pressure from my bottled-up creativity came to a peak one day. Giving up on my secret art was not an option, so I had no choice but to embrace it publicly so that I could carve out space for it. I asked for one day off a week from my job and finally made room for my art to grow.
While I sometimes still grapple with the pressures of showing my work, they are much less important voices that I can eventually turn off.

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Many of us feel “abandoned” or alone in our artistic pursuits, and we’re looking for people to join us on our journey.

By combining interactive mentorship and trusted community, Mastrius offers a unique, powerful and affordable opportunity for growing artists like you to secure success and experience joy.

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