Mastagni Fine Artswww.ArtPal.com/michaelmastagni
I was a juried painter throughout college then became Artist in Residence for the University of Maryland, College Park. I have continued to paint as an abstract expressionist moving from realistic watercolors. I earned my BA in fine arts from Principia College then studied sculpture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I opened a studio in Bakersfield for a few years while teaching both high school and university students at the same time. My watercolors were published in a 1970s text on how to paint watercolor in North America. I moved to very large abstracts in late 70s where I have continued in that discipline to this day. I have led plein air painters to central coastal California. Huell Houser picked one of my watercolors to be used on California Gold. Today, I have now sold to Japan, Korea, France and Italy besides California, Arizona, Missouri, Illinois, New York, Boston, Washington, DC.
I see painting as a means of communication with my innermost thoughts and perspective on responding to life's challenges. Why I have named a large body of my work as DREAMSCAPES.