Oil | Acrylic | Mixed Media
When I was nine I would join my Mom with her local art chapter association in a shopping mall in Miami, Florida. I would set up my slightly odd acrylic paintings of unrecognizable planets and galaxies on canvas alongside the chapter members oil paintings of palm trees, nude studies and sandy white beaches.
I did not know it at the time, but that experience shaped the beginning of a life-long body of work. Work that reaches to connect body/self with a mysterious universe. I blur boundaries of perception as I search out unseen/seen links that weave humanity with the beyond.
I work to capture the ethereal, to find the intelligence in aesthetic beauty, shape shifting vibration, care taking light.
Colour & Composition
Tools & Materials
How To Self Critique
Bio & CV
Shows & Exhibits
Reaching Target Audience
Art as a Business
Marketing & Branding
This Mastermind+ is for
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
JOIN YOUR GROUp!
- Starts September 21, 2021
- On the 3rd Tuesday of every month
- 6:00pm - 8:00pm MT (8:00pm - 10:00pm ET)
About The Artist
Lauren Mantecón, American abstract painter, was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1964 and grew up moving between the east and west coasts, negotiating the terrain of identity and place in the middle. She earned her BA in conceptual photography from California State University, Fullerton and her MFA from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.
Lauren’s work has been featured since 1990 in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the USA and internationally.
She has been the recipient of numerous awarded art residencies that include: Djerassi (Woodside, California), Sitka Center for Art and Ecology (Otis, Oregon), and Jentel (Banner, Wyoming).
Lauren has been an educator of mixed media approaches to art for over twenty years, having taught at University of Portland, Portland State University, and Santa Fe Community College, and as a workshop instructor on the Alchemy of Mixed Media and Painting, focusing on unconventional techniques to the creative process.
Lauren currently lives, works, and teaches in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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