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Live Panel: The Art Of Balance: Navigating Composition Aesthetics

Wednesday, November 22nd

12–1pm MST
2–3pm EST
7pm–8pm GMT
6am–7am AEDT (Thursday)

Mentors: Grahame Booth and Jessica Oliveras


Free For Members.

The Art of Balance

~ Navigating Composition Aesthetics

Strong composition is a game-changer! It's the foundation that sets the tone for your artwork, guiding the viewer's eye, emphasizing key elements, and creating a seamless visual journey. Let's ensure you get it right from the start!

Join artists and Mastrius Mentors Jessica Oliveras and Grahame Booth for an enlightening panel discussion on best practices for creating visually strong and engaging art.

 In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Apply key principles of composition to create unique and compelling paintings.
  • Create a groundwork for your art, whatever style you work in.
  • Effectively self-critique and analyze artwork
  • Compose your artwork in a way that captivates the viewer, conveys the intended message, and elicits an emotional response. 

 Elevate your understanding of composition and level up your art game! Don't miss this opportunity to refine your skills and gain invaluable insights.

Join us live, bring a pencil, paper, and all your burning questions. Let's dive into the world of art composition together!

🚩 Tickets ONLY US$7 | FREE for Mastrius Members
🎙️  Event recording available for Mastrius Members only

Meet Jessica Oliveras


In my works, I consciously explore the privilege of being able to appreciate and document existence from a painter’s perspective.

Life is ephemeral by nature, starting with the fact that each person’s life is such an unlikely miracle that it is almost impossible.

What was the probability that my lineage remained intact since human existence and I was born? Almost none. And what was this same probability about the woman in my painting? Almost none neither.

Therefore, almost like within a state of dreaming or a vague memory, I depict the existence of the woman of my life in an attempt to represent the underrepresented and to visualize the invisible on a canvas that shall live forever.

I am drawn to survey the relationship between construction and deconstruction as an allegory of overcoming traumatic experiences. When I moved back to Spain after living in London for many years I felt I had to start building up my life over again. This situation made me feel extremely vulnerable and unstable, as in a matter of a two-hour flight, everything changed. The only thing it didn’t were my closest friends and family. Through an extorted reality, I play with forms in a figurative context to evoke a feeling of change. The background, having a collage-like appearance, interacts with the figure painted hyper-realistically. The figure is well-defined and detailed, reflecting the importance this person has to me. I only paint women that I know, therefore, the level of devotion I have for them can be appreciated on the canvas. Painting can be incredibly isolating, but painting the women of my life, helps me to transcend this barrier and enhance my connection with them.

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Meet Grahame Booth


Watercolour is not a forgiving medium which suggests that strong control would be essential in its execution but paradoxically too much control prevents the spontaneous effects that are so important in bringing out the beauty of the medium. I consider myself to be a watercolour impressionist, aiming to capture the feel and atmosphere of a subject, rather than any precise detail. That said, I believe that this apparent simplicity can only be achieved with a firm grounding in all technical aspects.

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Event Details

Date: November 22, 2023

Start time: 12:00 p.m. MST

End time: 01:00 p.m. MST

Venue: Online