About the Artist:
Andy Mast was born in the year of 1991 and raised within an Amish community where strong faith was taught and practiced as a way of life. His lifestyle and upbringing directly influence his artwork. His preference to the raw pencil medium is born from living a simple life on the farm where he is most familiar with the simple blessings in life.
But his love for a simple life abruptly ended when he was 17 years old. Andy suffered a serious head injury while walking one of their horses to pasture on their family farm. Although it remains unclear how the accident happened, the results were devastating. Through this dark time, drawing became his sanctuary. His talent became a refuge and solace, providing him a way to both express his despair and yet see hope beyond it. Andy’s health has been restored for which he is very thankful.
Andy has had no formal training or art education. By exercising his “God-given” talent, he found a purpose through his life-changing experience, to become an Artist of Hope. He desires to bring his viewers Courage, Peace and Hope through his art.
The young Artist has successfully exhibited his work across the country. He has won multiple awards for his art, including 1st place in the Old West Museum’s “Western Spirit Art Show and Sale” in Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1st Place at the “Sangre De Cristo Art Guild’s” summer show in Westcliffe, Colorado and four successive years he won awards at the Fine Art Competition at “Cedarhurst Center for the Arts”, Mt. Vernon, Illinois. More recently, in the fall of 2016, Andy experienced an overwhelming sellout at the 20th annual “Art for the Sangres” event in Westcliffe, Colorado. He sold all ten of his original works on exhibit in a single opening weekend.