Mastrius Artist Mentor
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MEDIUMS: Oil Paint | Graphite
SPECIALTY: ✔ Technique
Nick Rooney (b. 1989 Canada) Obtained his MA in Painting from the University of the Arts London, at the Camberwell College of Arts in London, England.
Much of his early career was spent focusing on the craft of oil painting developing a contemporary art practice deeply rooted in art history. While his current studio work and research now look at the relationship between the reductive formalism of geometric minimalism and the complexity of classical realism. He has had the opportunity to exhibit both locally as well as internationally, most recently being selected to participate in the Saatchi Gallery’s exhibition London Grads Now. Nick Rooney now resides in Calgary (Mohkínsstsisi), Alberta where he is represented by Loch Gallery Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and an instructor at the University of Calgary and the Alberta University of the Arts.
In the spirit of reconciliation, I would like to acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.
Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.
Specialty: ✔ Technique
Color and Composition
Teaching How to Self Critique
Providing Art Critiques
Studio Setup for Art Production
Supplies and Tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend
Classical Drawing Techniques
Hand-making Oil Paint
Artist Statement & CV
Shows & Exhibits
Organizing & Curating Art Shows
Studio Time Management
“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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- Next session: July 14, 2023
- On the 2nd Friday of every month
- This global group meets at:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM MDT Fri
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM EDT Fri
2:00 AM - 4:00 AM BST Sat
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM AEST Sat
...and your timezone too!
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MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST
- Loch Gallery Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto
- Gallery Merrick, Victoria, BC
- 2020 Master of Arts, Painting. University of the Arts London- Camberwell. London, England
- 2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting. Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta.
- 2023 Alberta University of the Arts – Continuing Education Instructor- Drawing, Oil Painting
- 2022 Alberta University of the Arts – Continuing Education Instructor- Drawing, Oil Painting
- 2022 University of Calgary – Sessional Instructor
- 2021 University of Calgary – Sessional Instructor
- 2021 Visual College of Art and Design – Foundation Instructor
- 2018-2020 Lectures, Classes, Workshops, and Private instruction