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Dan Mason

Dan Mason received his Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from the University of Iowa. He currently teaches at North Hennepin Community College in Minnesota. Dan's paintings are in the corporate collections of Target Corporation, Norwest, Star Tribune of Minneapolis/St. Paul, General Mills, Dayton Hudson, Unisys, Faegre & Benson LLP, Allied Insurance, and Wells Fargo. Each of Dan's paintings gives the viewer a glimpse of a recognizable yet uncommon place. These are settings that suggest sacred sites, temple precincts, city squares, and landscape vistas. Both the landscape and architectural elements are radically simplified, to express an underlying geometry and sense of order. The overall effect of Dan's compositions is one of harmony and serenity. The paintings' blended effect is enhanced by the artist's technique of laying down many thin layers of oil paint in various colors. Dan writes: "I consider these as colorist paintings, because the role of color as a subject in itself is important in this work." Dan paints on linen, a fabric he chose because its "wide variety of weave contributes to the sense of texture." Mary Abbe of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune wrote the following about a show of Dan's work at Thomas Barry Fine Arts: "Distilled in part from the design of ancient Italian hill towns, his dreamy, utopian world offers an imaginative vision of a landscape enhanced rather than despoiled by human intervention."
 
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SAN LUCAS TOLIMAN VI
Media: Oil on linen
Dimensions: 10 x 10
Price: $500.00

SARTEANO II
Media: Oil on linen
Dimensions: 24 x 26
Price: 2,000.00

SARTEANO VII
Media: Oil on linen
Dimensions: 44 x 54
Price:  $3,200.00


SARTEANO VIII
Media: Oil on linen
Dimensions: 28 x 24
Price:  $1,900.00

SARTEANO IX
Media: Oil on linen
Dimensions: 24 x 28
Price: $1,900.00

SARTEANO XI
Media: Oil on linen
Dimensions: 10 x 10
Price: $500.00


WATER AND STONE VII
Media: Oil on linen
Dimensions: 24 x 24
Price:  $1,800.00

WATER AND STONE XI
Media: Oil on linen
Dimensions: 10 x 10
Price: $500.00

WATER FALLING
Media: Oil on linen
Dimensions: 24 x 24
Price: $1,800.00


WATER FALLING III
Media: Oil on linen
Dimensions: 48 x 42
Price:  $3,000.00

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