Mastrius Artist Mentor
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Mentoring Emerging Artists
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MEDIUMS: Oil Paint | Charcoal | Pastel | Mixed Media
SPECIALTY: ✔ Technique
Susan Lyon grew up in Oak Park, Illinois. Her initial interest in art was sparked by a PBS television show on Georgia O’Keefe, that inspired her to take weekend art classes. Lyon studied art at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and was an active participant in Chicago’s Palette and Chisel Club. It is there she first began exhibiting and selling her work. show. She entered the Oil Painters of AmeriSusan draws inspiration from painters of the Guilded age such as Anders Zorn, Joaquin Sorolla and John Singer Sargent. She also is passionate about artists like Philip Malavin from Russia and contemporary masters Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik. Lyon’s technique is to paint wet on wet to start and then wet on dry for her finishing touches.
“My style is realistic with as much impressionistic color as possible. I like to combine wide brushes for sweeping strokes in the background with small, soft brushes for subtle details in my center of interest.”
One of my greatest passions is drawing, I hope to show collectors that works on paper is a wonderful addition to a serious collection
Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.
Specialty: ✔ Technique
Providing Art Critiques
Teaching How to Self Critique
Providing Art Critiques
Supplies and Tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend
Studio Setup for Art Production
“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 09, 2023
- On the 2nd Sunday of every month
- This global group meets at:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDT Sun
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT Sun
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM BST Sun
2:00 AM - 4:00 AM AEST Mon
...and your timezone too!
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MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST
Susan lives in a rural area of North Carolina with her husband, artist Scott Burdick, whom she met at the Palette and Chisel Art Club in Chicago. She and her husband travel widely “The excitement of traveling, seeing so many new sights and people, plus incredible works in museums; combined with the challenge of painting on the spot make me a travel addict! Even before I go on a trip I’m planning the one after.”
Susan works equally in Oil and Pastel/Charcoal and Mixed Media.
Self Published Book
“Visions and Voyages – The Art of Susan Lyon” Published 2008