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Kevin Mastin
Stray Horse Arts, Inc.
1537 Soda Springs Road
Leadville, Colorado 80461

Kevin Mastin Painting in the Studio

Painting in my home studio

Work Experience:

I’ve been a Commercial Artist for 30 years.
I’ve been blessed to turn my avocation into my vocation.

• Owner, The Mastin Group, Commercial Art & Design since 1997
• Owner, Stray Horse Arts, Inc, ski trail map art and printing since 2006
• Owner, partner of Summit Signworks of Breckenridge 2000-05
• Art Director, Vail Resorts’ Internal Art Department 1992-97
• Honors Graduate, Colorado Institute of Art in Denver 1988, Top Ten in Class
• First Art Job! Architectural storefront redesign on Leadville’s historic Harrison Avenue, 1982

Community Experience:

I feel strongly that in order to be a true member of a community,
one must get actively involved and dedicate himself to a passion.

• Leadville Lake County Chamber of Commerce:  Vice Chairman, Board of Directors 2014 – present
• Summit County Chamber of Commerce:  Board of Directors 1998 – 2010, President 2007
• Summit County Elks Lodge:  Board of Directors 2001 – 2011, President 2005, 2013
• Summit High:  Cross Country and Track & Field Coach 2003 – current
• Leadership Summit:  Graduate 2009

I have long been a supporter of our local non-profit organizations.

I admire and support the dedicated work they do to better our community.


Volunteering and Design Contributions:

• Summit High School
• Continental Divide Land Trust
• Summit Prevention Alliance
• High Country Conservation Center
• Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
• Summit Association of Realtors
• Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
• Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness
• Family & Intercultural Resource Center
• Give One Percent
• Summit Recycling Project
• Shaping our Summit

I donated the logo design for these organizations:

Mastin Pro Bono Logos


Memberships and Affiliations:

• Summit County Chamber of Commerce—Lifetime Member & Ben Fogle Award Winner
• Summit County Elks Lodge—Life Member
• Leadville Chamber of Commerce
• Friends of the Lower Blue
• Colorado Historical Society
• National Rifle Association
• H.O.G. Harley-Davidson Owners’ Group
• Blue Valley Sportsman Club


And a little personal history:

I’m a fifth generation Leadvillite. I attended the same schools as my grandparents, and graduated from Lake County High School. I was reluctant to leave Leadville, but the closing of the Climax Molybdenum Mine had a devastating effect on the town and I was part of the exodus to find work.

I first moved to Summit County in 1983 and enjoyed being Caretaker at the Keystone Ranch until 1985. I met Amy while I was in college in Denver. She got the opportunity to coach rowing for her alma mater, Brown University and headed east. We married in 1988 and lived in Boston for fours years while Amy continued coaching for Northeastern University. When we decided to raise a family, we returned to Colorado in 1992. We have two daughters:  Helen and Diane. Amy, a Littleton native, is a Closer at Land Title in Dillon.

My Great Grandfather, Luigi Springhetti, tending the Silver Bell Bar on 222 Harrison Avenue (now the Tennessee Pass Café).

©2015 Stray Horse Arts, Inc. Leadville, Colorado.
dba The Mastin Group and dba Stray Horse, Lake County, Colorado.
30 years’ experience of Graphic Design in Summit and Lake County, Colorado. Printing, Ski Trail Map Design,
Custom Maps, Logo Design, Commercial Art, Painting, lllustration, Western Art and Fine Art.

Kevin M. Mastin, Ski Trail Map Artist, Illustrator and Graphic Designer.


  1. Myra Lugsch says:

    My son would like to buy a poster of the A-Basin Trail Map to frame for his room. Is that possible? Thanks

  2. David sikora says:

    At the Dam brewery right now. Thinking about you. In Dillon for the weekend. Are you and Amy available?

  3. Kelly Sumner says:

    Was thinking of you and Amy after the Kansas City Chief’s recent loss to the Broncos. Thanks again for the camping spot and the wonderful memories on my motorcycle trip. Your work and studio were amazing.

    Kelly Sumner

  4. Kim Whelan says:

    Kevin, I am looking for a couple of burros. The plan is to race them, use them as livestock guards and occasional packing for summer backpack trips and hunting pack animals. I am a previous marathon runner but now middle-aged “jogger” so I don’t need anything that is going to win. I just want some great companion animals that will be a fun running project for me. Any ideas? I have been looking for a while and haven’t found anything. Going to Canon in two weeks for the adoption view. We are longtime, past Eagle county people!! My husband played basketball in Leadville for years when he was a VAil Fireman!

  5. Dan Linge says:

    Hey Kevin,

    Your painting has been hanging in my condo for year and this morning I decided to look you up.My brother gave me a 3’x4′ pic of Keystone years ago for my place. I’ve always loved it. Keystone has always been a part of my life. I’ve lived in San Diego for 31 years, but in the 70’s went to University of Denver so I could major in Skiing 101. My Dad was one of the original founders of Keystone. There were 30 Iowans (I grew up in Cedar Rapids) that put their money into building it. Actually, there is a picture in the founders room at the Summit House with my sister Lisa, my mom and me when Jane Bergman cracked the champagne bottle on the Argentine lift that Nov. day in 1970. I was 14 so remember it well. I’ve always loved this map hanging in my place in Silver Mill. I was fascinated that you grew up in Leadville and are 5th generation! I’ve never been to Leadville because I have 7 free lifetime ski passes and always go to my beloved ‘Stone. My dad died in 1988 at 60 and my mom in 2008 at 75, but lots of memories for me here. Have a great day!

    • kevinmastin says:

      Dan, Thanks for the good memories. I worked for Keystone in the early 80s as a caretaker—I lived upstairs of the Keystone Ranch restaurant.
      I think I have a copy of the photo you mentioned; I’ll see if I can find it.