Andy Mast was born and raised in a plain Amish community. Andy has no formal training or art education. His lifestyle and upbringing directly influence his artwork. His preference to the raw medium is born from living a simple life on the farm where he is most familiar with the simple blessings in life. By exercising his “God-given” talent, he found a purpose, to become an artist of hope. He desires to bring his viewers courage, peace and hope through his art. Andy lives and works out of his working studio gallery in Westcliffe, Colorado.