Mastrius Artist Mentor
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Mentoring Emerging and Aspiring Artists
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MEDIUM: Oil Paint | Acrylic Paint | Mixed Media Art
SPECIALTY: ✔ Generalist
Tony Bianco has been expressing himself as a full time artist since the age of twenty. His work displays a love for life, nature, and for communicating emotion visually.
Tony continues to explore his world through painting and drawing, whether it be landscape, animals, birds or figures. Traveling across Canada and through Europe for his subject matter, he now divides his time between working on location and in the studio where he develops more complex paintings. His studio/gallery is located in the scenic Orillia area of central Ontario where he lives with his wife, daughter and son.
Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.
Specialty: ✔ Generalist
Providing Art Critiques
Teaching How to Self Critique
Studio Set Up for Art Production
Colour and Composition
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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MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST
Early in his career, Tony began to experiment with plein-air painting that is, working directly from the subject, on location. He embarked upon a study of working from life, in the landscape, throughout all seasons, striving for honesty and clarity in his style.
Since 2000, he has traveled with his family across Canada, painting a series of works depicting our National Parks. This collection of over 120 paintings, entitled “a Portrait of Canada”, has traveled and exhibited in a number of museums and galleries, and continues to do so. The book, “a Portrait of Canada” can be viewed on his website. www.tonybiancoart.com
His work is featured on many Canadian coins produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. Since 1999, when he first designed a 2 dollar coin, he has been creating artwork for the Royal Canadian Mint that embodies Canada’s heritage, history and culture. His work has been featured on several 2 dollar coins, twenty five cent coins, Olympic and Pan Am games medals, and numerous commemorative coins. Tony has been honoured to design over 100 coins for the Royal Canadian Mint.