Mentoring Emerging Artists
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SPECIALTY: ✔ Generalist
Robin’s work is about connection – connection to the world and to one another. She is driven by a passionate desire to capture the beauty of often-overlooked moments of daily life. Capturing life with colorful, painterly brushwork which lends to the feeling of the fleeting moments she is recreating, her work invites viewers to be mindful and aware of the gift of being in the moment.
Since beginning drawing lessons at age 7, Robin has worked in creative pursuits in some form ever since. Earning her B.A. from Virginia Tech, Robin worked in graphic arts and web design for a decade. Serious fine art study at Austin Fine Art Classes with Elizabeth Locke and other mentors set her on the path to success when she became a full-time fine artist in 2000. Robin is an active member of the Austin art community, teaching online and local painting classes and workshops. She is a signature member of the American Impressionist Society and artist member of the Oil Painters of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters, and the Austin Visual Arts Association. Robin is a founding member of Plein Air Austin and has won awards of excellence in both plein air competitions and juried art shows.
Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.
Specialty: ✔ Generalist
Color & Composition
Providing Art Critiques
Teaching How to Self Critique
Studio Setup for Art Production
Supplies and tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend
Working With Photo Reference Effectively
Canva for Self Promotion
Running Your Art Business the Day to Day
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
MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST
We have a story to tell.
Through our artwork, artists capture and share what is meaningful and amazing to us in a way that no one else can. We paint stories told through our unique vision – inviting the viewer to get lost in the moments with us.
My work has always been personal – a visual diary of travels, family moments, people I’ve met, and places I love. With a painterly approach and an emphasis on color, light and shadow – I try to capture the vitality and action of life around me.
Whether working from life or in the studio, the primary goal of my work is to put the world on pause. I love to capture the fleeting moments of life and light and be mindful of the moment. Early training in graphic arts instilled in me a strong sense of design and composition. Drawing comes naturally, and I can render things easily. I believe that a strong understanding of the fundamentals of art – drawing, composition, values, and color – is an important foundation for knowing how and when to break “the rules” and paint more poetically.
I love to encourage other artists on their journey and help them paint their stories. Whether you want to improve your techniques, need someone to guide your growing career or would like to build a body of work, I would love to connect with you and encourage you to create your own stories in paint!