Artist: Barbara J. Mason
My art is a living testament to the fact that life can be difficult, that God is good, love conquers all, and that friendship sees us through, that kindness persists.... especially, in our day and times.
I paint for and from the soul. My intent is to convey an experience, a story or emotion. I enjoy painting in a photo-realistic style, whether I'm using watercolor or pastels. I achieve the vibrancy of depth and rich color of each painting by adding numerous layers of color juxtapose an often darker background.
I am blessed to travel and exhibit my artwork nationally and internationally. My artwork has been displayed in Springfield, Peoria, Batavia, Chicago, and Bloomington, Illinois.: Cleveland , OH.; Atlanta and Norcross, GA.; Las Vegas, NV.; Philadelphia, PA.; Wilmington, DE,; Frisco, Dallas, Plano, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Garland, Clifton and Arlington, Texas, California, Wichita, KS.; New York, NY. and Virginia.
I am a juried member of The International Guild of Realism, The Artist Of Texas, Texas Daily Painters, Contemporary Fine Artist International, The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, Texas Visual Arts Guild, Plano Arts Association, Irving Arts Association, Visual Arts Society of Texas, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Houston, Society of Watercolor Artist. Pastel Society of the Southwest. Former member of National Association Of Women Artist (Washington D.C. and Florida Chapters).
In 2009 I launched N Due Season, greeting card company. In 2012 I received full patent, trademark and copyrights for N Due Season ultrasound recordable greeting cards for expectant mothers and families.
I want you the viewer to experience the emotions that inspire me.
I choose subjects with poise, attitude and uniqueness.
I invite you to follow the storyline in each painting
and absorb the richness of the colors as they come alive on paper.
I have learned that there are no mistakes in painting only new adventures
to the process. Each painting is one step in my journey as an artist.
Enjoy the vibrant palette of my life!
Barbara J. Mason