Ask the Masters
Thursday June 24th
5:00-6:00pm MDT (7-9pm EDT)
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Find Your Artist Voice!
ASK THE MASTERS is back!
Explore how to find YOUR unique voice as an artist, so that you're creating art that truly represents you, and your unique perspective.
BRING YOUR QUESTIONS, like...
- Do I have to decide between making artwork that sells, and making artwork that is true to who I am?
- I haven't found my voice yet, and I paint in other artists' styles. How do I even START the process of finding my voice?
- What does it even mean to have an "artistic voice"? Is it the subject matter I choose, my painting style, my color choices...?
❌ Without a unique voice, your art won't be an expression of your individuality.
✔️ Find your voice and learn how to let it sing, and you'll never tire of creating!
🧑🤝🧑 Learn from LU's panel of successful & experienced Masters
Ned Mueller | Julie Himel | Mitchell Albala
Always LIVE & INTERACTIVE. Bring your questions!
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Meet Ned Mueller
Oil, Acrylic, & Pastel Master Artist
Ned is a very accomplished and highly respected artist, having been drawing and painting for over 65 years. He has been designated as a “Master Artist” with both the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. He is a Signature member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Plein Air Painters of America. California Art Club, Northwest Pastel Society, Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists, Northwest Rendezvous Group, and the American Society of Marine Artists.
He is a graduate of the prestigious Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles where, while still a student, he also taught drawing classes.
Ned worked as a concept Artist for Walt Disney Imagineering where he also taught workshops for Disney Artists.
Meet Julie Himel
Oil Master Artist
Julie’s study of space is rooted in the understanding of landscape as both an encounter and an image. It’s in the balancing act of grounding and departure—always looking for the light through the tangle of life. It’s in decay, not as destruction, but as catalyst: a signpost for renewal, growth and reclamation. And it’s in honesty, about creating a portrait of landscape as it is: something apprehended and unknowable. Paint is the medium she uses to formalize the possibility of a place—a place alive, mutable and shared, a character in our collective unconscious.
“I can’t un-see the beauty of Earth in its natural state, and memory, dream or spiritual connection inform a beautiful longing for such spaces. I feel it’s important to portray that beauty, to think about all we need to preserve for future generations. The time I spend in nature is where I ground myself in that beauty, studying forms and qualities of light, but it plays an equal role to the time I spend away, dreaming, writing and responding to memories of natural spaces. The time I spend in reflection is the ingredient needed to steer me away from straight rendering of nature.”
Meet Mitchell Albala
Oil & Pastel Master Artist
My work has always been driven by three visual imperatives: the inherent abstraction within nature, pattern, and uniﬁed light.
A painting can reach a viewer in different parts of their mind. One part responds to things we can name like houses, trees, clouds, and the narrative itself. Another part responds to aesthetics such as color, shape, or movement. This is the part of the mind I want to reach. I consider a picture most successful when the viewer is struck by these aesthetics before they recognize the actual subject.
Color harmony is a core instinct for me. The landscape, with its atmosphere and uniﬁed light, is an ideal subject with which to pursue this interest. If I cannot make all the colors in the painting feel as if they are bound together through a unifying color of light, then I will not consider the painting entirely successful. In my work, this cohesiveness often is often achieved with a very limited palette. Each of my paintings also has a distinct color chord, which is meant to capture a particular color of light or time of day.
Date: June 24, 2021
Start time: 05:00 p.m. MDT
End time: 06:00 p.m. MDT