Mark Brasuell Artist

Mark Brasuell Artist

5.0 (2)
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42 years in business

About this pro

I am a professional artist and educator for over 30 years. I teach a variety of methods and mediums and can facilitate an entire learning experience.

I have my own studio, 2100 square feet able to facilitate any group. If you are looking for experience, facility, and fun, you are looking in the right place.

MFA Denver University

BFA Texas Tech University

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I have taught art since the age of 15 and have extensive experience with College Students, Children, and people making art on their own. I have taught at Boulder University, Denver University, Metro State University, Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design. I currently teach at Naropa University and Colorado Early Colleges. I have ample experience teaching drawing, painting, and any other media. I love teaching kids and can adapt my teaching style to any environment.

My life and artwork revolve around my own personal experience. I am a painter, sculptor, and multimedia artist. I use energy, emotion, and a physicality in creating my artwork. I usually start out with a vague idea about the emotional impact I want the piece to have, but I rarely have any thought out plan of what the finished piece will look like. I let my intuition, body movement, and emotional state guide the piece out of my mind and onto the canvas. I reserve all judgment until the final stages of the piece.

I have often said that I hate painting. I mean that sometimes the process can be excruciating for me, because I am not satisfied with what the painting looks like prior to being finished. However, the last 10 or 15 minutes of the painting is the best part. I get euphoric and excited about how it turns out. I think to myself, that is what I was thinking, really, without thinking at all.

I was born in Texas and moved to Colorado in 1987. I was tired of sandstorms, and I wanted to live in a place that was beautiful and green.

I am a founding member of EDGE Gallery and I have taught at Metro Community College of Denver, University of Denver, and CU Boulder. I have a BFA from Texas Tech University, and a Master's degree from The University of Denver. I have been teaching since I was 15, so over 35 years.

For the last several years I have focused on what I call conceptual abstraction. It is based on color, action, and some personal and emotional ideas. For my work I am exploring a landscape of sorts. There is usually a background and foreground, vibrant and moody colors, and an occasional ghostly image or two. I want people to make up their own minds about exactly what these images are, but I try to point the viewer in a particular direction. I want people to enjoy my artwork and to see something new in the paintings every time they view them.

I have been at Metro for over 13 years, have taught at the University of Denver, and Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design. I am experienced and can teach a wide variety of media. I am flexible with my class, so contact me today. I provide discounts for multiple students and can work out any curriculum you need. I have my own working studio that is perfect for students, they can be messy and not worry about ruining your space.

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Denver, CO 80249
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  • Andrea Kurchan Eppinger

    If you are looking for conventional drawing and painting lessons, think twice!!! Mark Brasuell is exceptional and not conventional. He is not only a teacher, but he is also sharing learnings of live... he is always giving you options, alternative ways that you can choose, never saying if you are wrong or right, only helping you to find out what is your own path in painting and drawing. What you really want to do. Mark is the best experience I have for years … talking about colors, composition, artist.... cheers him!!

  • Eva Darrington

    Mark is skilled at helping me through stuck places in my work. His is a good listener and offers helpful suggestions that elicit my own creative responses to whatever my challenge is. I highly recommend Mark as a mentor and teacher for anyone undertaking any creative endeavor.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I talk to the client, get an idea of what they want to do. I meet them and talk about their goals. I have a variety of skills and can accommodate any need.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Masters degree from University of Denver, a bachelors degree from Texas Tech University. I taught for over 12 years at Metro State University, have taught at Denver University, Boulder University, and Rocky Mountain School of art and Design.

I have over 30 years experience as a teacher.

I currently work at Colorado Early Colleges teaching High School kids so they can add College Courses to their transcripts, and I teach Art and Art History at Naropa University in Boulder, CO.

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Drawing Lessons Oil Painting Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons