Reviews

Quietness is Beautiful. . .       In quiet meditation I draw best.
-Andy Mast

Reviews

“Quiet Patience” is ministering deeply to my soul. Thank you for drawing such a deeply meaningful picture. I believe you are doing exactly what God created you to do. Your warmth and kindness touched my heart deeply. God bless you Andy!
—Lorraine Berry
Thank You for sharing your art to the world.
—Charles Ruble
Dear Andy,
Words cannot properly express how grateful I am that you allowed me to buy this very special print.(Moment of Bliss) It truly is uplifting and gives joy each time I see it. Andy, thank you for the gift of a sweet moment in time that you captured so vividly.
Blessings,
Peggy Seegers
Your art is so moving. God has blessed you in a mighty way. It touches our spirits.
—Ernie & Ann Hanson
I am emotionally touched by your pictures and comments…
—S. Sharon
God is in the Light!
—Jane Cohen
“Morning Devotion” captures so beautifully the essence of my husband. My heart fills with love to look at it. Thanks so much for using your talents and love to create this masterpiece which I will always treasure, and after me, I know my children and grandchildren will cherish!
—Mrs. Jones
There arise magnificent lasting images of the horse, the sweeping horizons of the American West, and peaceful, healing portraits of the cowboy spirit and his world. From the mind and heart of this emerging artist, we are transported to a slower place and time; I’m glad God put you here for us, to help us see what we often miss.
—Mr & Mrs Perkins
I hung your art in my bedroom so it is the last thing I see before I close my eyes at night… and the first thing I see when I awake in the morning!
—Anonymous
Dave and I have your art hung together on one wall in our living room. We are continually moved by your work and your story. You will never know what a blessing you & your art have been to our family.
Love,
Dave & Nancy
Your art captivates one's soul and touches the heart.
- Mrs Hunt
I enjoyed sitting and visiting with you at “Art for the Sangres Show”. I was very impressed with the quality of your work and with you as a person. By the way, Congratulations on being the top seller of the show and for selling all your beautiful pieces of work. Keep following your dream. God has great things in store for you. Your Friend.
Pat
Hi Andy,
I enjoyed meeting you at Prix de West. Draw hard! Don't take the easy way out. I hope the very best for you.
Best,
Greg Beecham
Andy’s passion to create and the gift he has for rendering detail with his pencil is stunning..... his connection with nature and all of Gods creatures shine through in each and every composition he creates. His artwork lifts our spirits and brings us joy everyday.
Ralph & Kathy Jowett
Beautiful! Transcendent!
Martha Angel
Touches me deeply. The “Young & Willing” horse is a picture of true willingness. Much love must be flowing from the pencil to create such touching Masterpieces.
I. Troyer
This work speaks of what words too often cannot capture, and of what we ourselves often do not recognize in our own being. Morning Devotion is an experience for the soul...
Ivan & Carlen
I absolutely love seeing you new drawings! I especially love how you write such soothing words and describe your thoughts so beautifully. -L. Berry 
I can almost here the calf breathe and the chickens cluck. -Melody 
Thank you for these amazing pictures,  and your inspiring words. Nancy Hertz 
Your drawings are wonderful. Keep doing what you are doing. You are an amazing artist. -J. Johnson
Chicken Coop is touching & heartfelt.The beauty I see in your paintings is very spiritual & calming. You took me to a very calm happy place today and I thank you for that. I agree now even more we need Art it does heal! -C Cavalier
Still enjoying my first picture Unbridled, very much. Thank you for keeping me on your mailing list. God bless you and your fabulous talent. -Sue Campbell
She" Holy Ground" is truly an inspiration to me. She remains on the cover of my phone screen. I find her as inspiring today as I did when you first "introduced " her. She is a steady reminder of faith. She stands, she is worn - but loved, standing alone, yet not alone. History is her beauty... anyone entering in can only feel the presence of One much greater than oneself. She tugs at my heartstrings, bring tears to my eyes, as to me she is a beacon of Gods love.  -Heartland 
 Just wanted to thank you for the sketch you sent..... I really like it. That is quite a talent you have. I hope to make it to Colorado one of these days and look forward to meeting you in person. Thanks again. -Dick Jowett
Excellent writing and beautiful art...you are the full package! Sisters are very special, and yours is smiling every time she looks at Compassion in the Chicken Coop. -J Wood
Beautiful Art & Words.
Rusty Freeman
Wow, I love your work. This one (“Faithful Companions”) has so much expression and real meaning to us cowboys.
-Al Dunning
"I have never seen a pencil artist of this high caliber. Andy's work is truly stunning."-David Emmons
SPIRIT OF THE VALLEY caught my eye because of my love for horses. Like the horse in the picture, I feel a sense of peace and calm in the storm. Andy's Talent is truly God-Given.
-Anna
Dear Andy,
Your work is beautiful and full of your passion. There is little for me to offer on them. The simplicity in contrast to the detail is strong. I like all the compositions, especially how “The Road Less Traveled” goes so far into the distance right near the side of the picture. Brilliant!
-Ralph Oberg
I think your work is unique among the graphite artists that I see and admire. I feel like your spirit shines through in your work and I feel like that is part of what makes it timeless.
- Sarah Woods
“ShyBoy” is upon our mantel. We love him in the center of our home so you are never far from our thoughts.
“ShyBoy” Original Owners
“The Road Less Traveled” is awesome! As children we would go down a lane to a far away pasture to bring the cows home to milk. The books say, anybody can learn to draw. Well, maybe - but it takes a special talent to inspire the viewer to want to look at it again & again.
Mrs. Eli Troyer
Dave & I take great pleasure in looking at “Carefree Canter”. Andy, you have done a magnificent job here. Your ability to portray muscle, light, shadow and even the personality in the horse- is amazing!
Dave & Judy White
Ontario, Canada
The ministry of your art, is certainly that...a ministry to us in our fast paced world.
-Anonymous
We can’t possibly convey in words what your drawings have meant to us. They are so realistic, they could easily be mistaken for beautiful black and white photographs. They elicit so many wonderful emotions.
Greg and Susan Walker
A life rich with shaded black and white images of the beloved horse and the life that surrounds this majestic animal. Andy Mast shows us a life, that our hurried pace of life often races by. We are blessed to see the beauty and the character of this life lived through the media of Pencil Passions.
-Tom & Lorna
Thank you for this peaceful and powerful exhibit.
Nancy Pennington
Administrative Assistant
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
Not only is “Peace in Solitude” a beautiful sketch reminiscent of Tom Ryan, but it embodies our friend Dick. Every time I look at it I smile… It’s SO Dick.
G. Watkins
Enclosed is our check for “Best Friends”. We’re truly amazed! Not only is your drawing incredible but you have a touch of Love, Faith & Courage in each picture. For surely you are an example that we can rise above the shadows. Thank you for your inspiration.
The Hoovers
You have passion. You use pencil. The way passion and pencil combine inspires. Your art is peaceful, relatable, and inspiring. The art offers rest- Offers beauty. Black and white is simple, yet elegant.
-Matthias Beachy
Andy, I feel your work is a blessing to many!
- Mr & Mrs Willis
“Morning Devotion” is a powerful piece of art. It brings tears to my eyes every time I see it. I have placed it in my bedroom where it is the last thing I see before falling asleep and the first thing I wake up to.
-Miss Raber
Thank you for using your art to bring peace and comfort to people. Both of your new works are so peaceful and serene. Congratulations on the recent award you received on your “Shelter in the Shadows”. I like the title of that particular piece..it reminds me that we can always find shelter in the shadow of God’s wings. May God bless you as you continue using your talents to touch people’s lives. -Ellen Wilson
Dear Andy,
Your latest projects are awesome! It is an honor to have an Andy Mast drawing “Best Friends” here at our place. We are always thinking of you when we look at the picture above our piano. It’s very inspiring.
Your friends from the other side of the ocean.
Fabian & Sandra Saak
Germany
"Andy’s award-winning drawings are outstanding! He has an incredible God-given talent and draws from a passionate, humble, and kind heart!"-Barb
Friend Robert Raber, forwarded an email with some of your artwork and I would like to commend you for your creativity, skill and style. The remarks accompanying the artwork helps convey the message.  You’re blessed with artistic talent!  -Domingo Hernandez
Andy, thanks for sending us the latest in your portfolio of talent.  Loved both pictures and so sweet to do the one in honor of your sister. We have a special place in our hearts for you and sharing your talents.  May your day be blessed and your future bright.  -Dave and Nancy North
Andy,
Thank you so much for the picture. I stop and look at it whenever I go by it. This is a true keepsake.
Danny & Martha
Your pencil work is really first-rate. I'm especially impressed by your full range of values. You really know how to punch the darks!
John McDonald
Love it! There's something about “Young & Willing” that touches my heart.
- Jeri Ballou
Dear Andy,
I have your print (“Best Friends”) beautifully framed and hanging on one wall in our short corridor all by itself. Andy, even without your talented work, you are an inspiration to all who know you & your story.
Kindest regards,
Linda Bawcom
Keep drawing… the Lord is speaking to people through your gift he has given you.
-Mrs Yoder
Andy—I can see your passion for your art in each one of your pieces! There’s no doubt what God’s plan is for you. His light is clearly reflected in all that you do with your pencils.
Glenda
Gorgeous in every way!
James Lee Tuttle
Dear Andy,
We are glad to see a young person carrying the Light of hope today. We look forward to keeping in touch. Especially let us know when the "Faithful Companions" is released.
Marty and Deb
I feel blessed to have seen this talent...The look in those eyes… the eyes of your horses are windows to your soul.
Margie Carrell
My mother is absolutely enjoying the “Dream Team”. It is hanging in their living room above the mantle, a place of honor I feel.
Michelle Barns
When “Spirit Unbroken” arrived it touched all our hearts. This picture is precious to our family.
The Gingerich family
“Peace in Solitude” art is just so beautiful. The clouds are outstanding. I can almost feel the atmosphere... it blesses my soul to see such a gift.
Judy Krahn
Thank you for drawing what's in your heart to share with others. Holy Ground, has become an inspiration to me. Standing the test of time, weathering the storms...and still she stands. -Anonymous
God bless you for sharing your love and gift ~ your work is awesome!
-Larry Lewis
Your pictures are inspiring. My favorite thus far is Young and Willing. That young horse - so much is captured within his eyes, ears and posture. How I have related to the picture.
-Julie
We bought the “Dream team in 2015. We love it. It has a very special place in our home.
Karin & Andrew
Andy Mast, engenders the power of communication through the eye...powerfully represented in choice of subject, light and composition. All these combine in Morning Devotion, to touch that which so many of us recognize- as being most dear at the foundation of our souls...
Mr & Mrs Graumann
After I signed up, I spent some time looking over your drawings. Wow! I will never tire of admiring your work. I love not just some of your drawings... I love all of them!    -Ralph
When your heart is in the moment, beauty unfolds from your pencil!   -Yoder
"Andy Mast is an exceptional artist who captures every minute detail of his subjects within his drawings and is a true pleasure to know."-Diane Rose
"Andy Mast is a fantastic artist and a wonderful person! I am proud and privileged to work with him and posses his work. "-Lucy Wilcox
These are fantastic. Especially the little girl & the chickens.  Beautiful. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. -Danny
Thank you so much for this copy of your Newsletter. These drawings are more of my favorites! They do bring people peace I know. -Elsie
Your drawing, Compassion in the Chicken Coop, was absolutely lovely! It conveyed a lot of trust and admiration, simply beautiful. -K.Hunt
You have been given an AMAZING talent and work so hard.... you don't take it for granted and it seems you get better every day! Thank you so much. -KJ 
“Andy has inspired me to draw again. It has been about 20 years. It took me two months to get up the courage to do it with risk of failure...but I’m doing it! And pleased with the results so far".  -Kim Jones
I opened the attachment and almost spilled my tea all over myself! Rusty is incredible! His fur is amazing.... I just want to cuddle up with him myself! Oh my...... it’s just precious! -From the Piney Woods in FL
Beautiful work and fine presentation Andy.  -R.O.