The works of Truckee artist David Mason are on display at Gallery 5830’ in downtown Truckee through the month of November, including these two mixed media drawings: Hope, below, which measures 24 inches by 30 inches, and Up in the Air, at left, 24 inches by 18 inches.

“I have a thing for realism and minimalism. With my background in photography, I see things within a frame,” he says. “By learning to focus on what’s primary in a scene, and just develop that imagery, it doesn’t need a bigger context or classic scene. This lets the viewer imagine their own context and story. That’s what can make a piece personal to each viewer.  I learn as I go, improving my technique and how I use color. Experimenting more with texture and classic looks. Always trying to achieve new levels of harmony and finesse. Since I’m self-taught, I’ve figured out a mixture of media that I use to achieve my drawings. Through mixing and layering color pencil, I have found a painterly style to make my effects happen.”


Stop by the gallery to view additional works by David Mason, or go online to masondoesart.com.


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