Mount Southington Connecticut Ski Trail Map

Ski Trail Map Artist Kevin Mastin

Dec 1, 2014 No Comments ›› kevinmastin

K. M. Mastin ski trail map artist. The pioneers in this field are Hal Shelton, Bill C. Brown, and of course, the modern master:  James Nieheus. It’s interesting that, at 50 years old, I’m still a “rookie” in this field. Ski Trail Maps I draw cartoons, create logos, design brochures and illustrate many other …

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Bear Valley Ski Trail Map

Bear Valley Ski Trail Map

Aug 22, 2014 No Comments ›› kevinmastin

More ski trail maps from the archives This fall I’ve been asked for a number of samples from other ski areas’ trail maps. I don’t have all of my work here on the website, but I have been pulling up a few from the “archives.” Here’s one I did a couple years ago for Bear …

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Wall size Summit County Topographic Map

Custom Topographic Maps

Apr 30, 2014 No Comments ›› kevinmastin

People love maps! I’ve been creating and printing custom topographic maps for more than 30 years. The options, sizes, and cropping are virtually limitless. If you have an idea for a particular region, size or style you want, please feel free to call me at 970-468-1470 or   Lake County Map For these “complete …

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Experience the Summit Puzzle

Online Jigsaw Puzzle

Jan 14, 2014 No Comments ›› kevinmastin

O.K. are you ready for time-waste-central? Try this online jigsaw puzzle For better (full-screen) playing, click the Maximize button in the lower right of the puzzle. If you have trouble, try this direct link to the puzzle Experience the Summit Puzzle or visit Jigsaw Planet. Enjoy! Let me know if you like this and I’ll …

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Leadville 1882

The Store is Open!

Dec 31, 2013 No Comments ›› kevinmastin

Stray Horse Arts is open for business! I’ve been working on this for some time now, and am excited to finally have my online store up and running. Over the years I have been able to sell many of my ski trail map prints and watercolors, but I haven’t had an easy method for customers …

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Caddy Girl Watercolor Painting by Kevin Mastin

Watercolor Paintings and Giclées

Oct 25, 2013 No Comments ›› kevinmastin

Limited edition prints and giclées   Scanning my watercolor paintings for reproduction is a laborious and frustrating task! The color range I can achieve in paint is very difficult to reproduce on-screen and in giclée printing. I’ve tried both scanning and photographing, and I’m not quite sure which I prefer. I seem to capture the …

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Tiki Shark © Kevin Mastin

Sharks and Kangaroos and Koala Bears, Oh My!

Sep 27, 2013 No Comments ›› kevinmastin

Sharks and Kangaroos and Koala Bears, Oh My! Illustrations by Kevin Mastin Fall is always my busiest time of the year, so keeping the blog up to date is difficult. This month I’m going to be a bit lazy on the writing but show you some of my recent art. Sharks and Tikis This drawing …

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SCAEC Summit County Commons Lobby by Kevin Mastin

Summit County Commons Art Exhibit Illustration

Aug 21, 2013 3 Comments ›› kevinmastin

Perspective Illustration for Remodel Project The Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee (SCAEC) is preparing to upgrade the exhibit space in the Summit County Commons in Frisco. They asked me to sketch an “after” picture to show what they envision. Before I certainly didn’t have to work hard to make the “before” look homely. The first …

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Performance Tours Brochure and Rafting Maps

Performance Tours Brochure and Rafting Maps Colorado

Jul 7, 2013 2 Comments ›› kevinmastin

Rafting Maps of the Colorado River, Arkansas River, Blue River and Clear Creek The summer of 2013 turned out to be a great year for rafting. After a couple of lean snow years, we had a very long and snowy spring which led to a very good season for our friends at Performance Tours. 2010 …

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Keystone Bike Trail Map

Keystone Mountain Bike Trail Map, our 20th year!

Jun 14, 2013 No Comments ›› kevinmastin

This year is my 20th year producing the Keystone Mountain Bike Trail Map. 2013 1994 I designed the resort’s first bike map in 1994.   It was pretty crude. I was scanning in old USGS paper maps, stitching them together in Photoshop and drawing the trail overlays in Aldus (Macromedia?) FreeHand. (I still prefer FreeHand …

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Breckenridge Ski Trail Map Illustration by Kevin Mastin

Breckenridge Ski Trail Map

May 2, 2013 3 Comments ›› kevinmastin

Breckenridge Ski Trail Map Breckenridge Grand Vacations needed an accurate map as a sales tool for their projects up on Peak 7 and their new projects on Peak 8. With the new expansion plans on Peak 6 (which weren’t represented on any existing material) they called on me to paint a custom map specific for …

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Epic Pass Ski Map Illustration Kevin Mastin

Epic Pass Ski Trail Map Art for Vail Resorts

Apr 8, 2013 No Comments ›› kevinmastin

Epic Project—Ski Trail Map for Vail Resorts Epic Pass Ad: Spin Creative Ad Design; Kevin Mastin Illustration   I’ve been fortunate to have a 30-year relationship with Vail Resorts (beginning at Keystone in 1983), so I was delighted to get the call from Brigette Schabdach of Spin Creative Studio: they needed a new illustration for …

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Imagine That Creative Team

Imagine That!

Mar 25, 2013 No Comments ›› kevinmastin

Web design Super Heroes! This was another fun illustration project for my friends over at Imagine That Creative. These guys are web design super heroes and they wanted a set of caricatures to present on their website. I love drawing cartoons. Graphic design on the computer can get very stale and I always appreciate when …

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Barnacles Logo Springmaid Myrtle Beach

Barnacles Logo Design for Springmaid Beach

Mar 13, 2013 1 Comment ›› kevinmastin

Springmaid Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina recently renovated their Pier Café and wanted a fun, new logo—and they presented us with their new name:  Barnacles  (sound of crickets). BARNACLES !?! Ouch. Have you seen what barnacles really look like? Not exactly an image that makes you think, “Hey, I’m hungry!” Yet another designer’s challenge. …

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Keystone Kids Cartoon Map

Illustrated Kids’ Map for Keystone Resort

Mar 12, 2013 No Comments ›› kevinmastin

I took a lot of artistic license to bend Keystone Resort, Colorado in way to show all the activities in one 8.5 x 11″ vertical image. Last, summer I drew a similar map. These are a bit time consuming, but they are fun to do. I draw the art with marker on hot press illustration …

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Pug Ryans Morningwood Wheat Cans

Microbrew Beer Package Design

Mar 10, 2013 No Comments ›› kevinmastin

I’ve always been a big fan of the microbrewing industry and whenever I visit a new town I am always in search of the local brewpubs. We have a long relationship with several of our local breweries and they’ve been kind to let us have a hand at their beer package design, cans, logos, tap …

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SHS Tiger Logo & Award

Summit High Tiger Logo Design

Mar 10, 2013 No Comments ›› kevinmastin

I was very happy to draw a new logo for Summit High. We’ve raised two daughters through the district, and I’ve coached Track & Field and Cross Country at SHS for 10 years. I have a lot of pride in our schools and I was thrilled to be able to contribute a lasting impression for …

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Keystone Trail Map 2013

Keystone Trail Map our 22nd year!

Mar 9, 2013 2 Comments ›› kevinmastin

This year marks our 22th year producing Keystone’s Alpine Trail Map. With over 300,000 trail maps printed yearly, this high-exposure map has become a signature piece for us. We very proud of our relationship with Vail Resorts and appreciate their loyalty!

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