Acrylic | Oil
I wanted to be an artist from a very young age and so when I graduated high school I went on to study Fine Arts in college and university. I did not learn a lot about how to be a better artist or painter, and they taught us nothing about the professional life of an artist and how to make a living in the trade.
After graduating university I spent years studying materials and techniques of painting and in particular, the methods of the Old Masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
When I developed my courses and workshops for artists I decided that I would focus on teaching all of the stuff that I wanted to learn in school: Being a master of my craft, and; understanding the strategies and skills required to make a living selling my art. I have also learned that the best way to learn almost any skill set is to learn directly from an accomplished professional in the field - a Master (or Sage).
Taking workshops and getting mentoring is the way to go for any artist wanting to be a better painter, and a more successful entrepreneur.
Levelling Up has provided me with a way to network with artists in a way I didn’t know existed. The community that has emerged has been very beneficial in taking my art to the next level. And having a circle of art friends has been very encouraging.
I’d highly recommend Levelling Up to other artists!
~ Martin, Emerging Artist
“Creating connections with other artists and learning from accomplished Masters has helped me find a better path for my own work.”
~ Jodi, Emerging Artist
“We created a warm community of like-minded artists challenging and supporting each other in goal setting and accomplishments achieved.”
~ Diana, Emerging Artist
“Sometimes taking a chance turns out to be one of the BEST things that happens to you. “Levelling Up” @levellingup was that “chance” for me; and I couldn’t be happier. Teaming up with a Master Artist and new art friends was the push I needed to move into the art world.I’ve learned SO MUCH, not only from my mentor but from my group. I’m expanding my art community, and getting encouragement, support, & feedback that’s really making a difference. I’ve not only joined my second group with @levelling up but one of their moderators @heatherkinehan just gave a presentation to artists on some tips and tricks on promoting art on social media. Love it!”
~ Pam, Emerging Artist
Art as a Business
Tools & Materials
These Mastermind+’s are for
ASPIRING & EMERGING Artists
AM I AN ASPIRING ARTIST?
As an aspiring artist, you have been creating on the side, as a hobby, and now you're ready to take it to the next level!
YOU'RE INTERESTED IN:
- technique - color and composition
- art critiques - get feedback on your artwork to help you narrow and hone your style
- supplies and tools - where to save and where to spend
- marketing - learn to write your artist statement and CV, build your brand, launch a website, maximize your social media
- price artwork – because your time and talent have value
Am I An Emerging Artist?
As an emerging artist, you have been painting regularly and feel fairly confident in your one unique style.
You've taken workshops/courses and have already been selling your work to friends, family, and in community shows, markets and beyond.
Now you're ready to take it to the next level!
YOU'RE INTERESTED IN:
- art critiques - getting expert feedback on your artwork
- selling - learn how to sell your artwork
- building your brand and marketing, leveraging social media well
- earning a steady income in an unsteady economy
- how to approach galleries and/or go solo successfully
- business skills - learn the mechanics of creating and sustaining a business as an artist
- production - studio set-up and time management to maximize production
- art licensing - what products to create, how to find a reputable producer
David’s sessions will focus on teaching you how to be a better painter and a skillful master of the materials and techniques of painting. You will learn how to create brilliant, luminous painting effects used by the greatest painters in history, from Van Eyck to Van Gogh.
- Materials and techniques for permanence
- Color & Light
- How the Masters Created their Masterpieces
- Painting Demos (2 sessions)
- Marketing & Buisness
CLICK HERE for David Langevin’s
- Starts January 11, 2022
- Repeats on the 2nd Tuesday of every month
- 7pm - 9pm MT (9pm - 11pm ET)
- Starts January 27, 2022
- Repeats on the 4th Thursday of every month
- 7pm - 9pm MT (9pm - 11pm ET)
About The Artist
Trees and rocks, water and sky, mountains and snow, these elements, combined with distinctive painting methods and an audacious style, have characterized the paintings of this well known artist.
David Langevin’s dramatic renditions of the Canadian wilderness and his bold ‘tree portraits’ have become almost as familiar as the subject they depict. His art is represented in galleries across the country and has inspired many nature lovers, artists, and of course, collectors. Moreover, his striking use of light and unique painting methods have creating a captivating vision of this country’s landscape that has even influenced the way many art lovers and collectors of his work view those same subjects; a hike in the forest or the mountains is never the same for those who have come to know Langevin’s imagery.
Langevin seems unrestrained by any limitations to his artistic expression. Whether the source of his inspiration is landscapes, “treescapes,” or the human form, they all carry the signature of his rare talent and vision.
David Langevin is a modern-day Old Master – an impeccable craftsman, an innate talent.
“When I looked at the paintings of the Old Masters I saw in their work something that I did not see in modern art. Nothing in my education or experience as a painter could help me understand how they achieved the effects that they did. I wanted that. I wanted to know I could achieve any effect that I could imagine. I wanted complete expressive freedom…”
After finishing his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Ottawa, David spent several years perfecting his painting skills. He pored over old texts, treatises, and manuscripts stored in the backrooms of art restoration departments and libraries reserved for conservationists.
Since 1992, he has been living in British Columbia where he finds an endless supply of inspiration for his art. David gives lectures, writes a regular technical column for painters, consults, and conducts workshops on painting materials and techniques. His paintings are sold in galleries across Canada.
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What is LevellingUp?
Many of us feel like we’re “going it alone” in our relationships & careers, and we’re looking for people to join us on our journey, for community and support.
By combining interactive coaching, mentorship and collaborative community, LevellingUp offers a unique, powerful and affordable opportunity for growing professionals like you to secure success and experience joy.