Lives in: Aloha, OR
Techniques: Intaglio/Etching, Monotype, Relief, Drypoint, Collagraph, Mixed Media, Solarplate, Japanese Woodblock
Barbara Mason is an artist/printmaker working in her own printmaking studio in Aloha, 15 miles west of Portland, Oregon. A lifelong artist, she began studying printmaking in the early 80’s and was immediately enamored with the medium. Barbara has been making monotypes almost exclusively for the last 25 years and expanded into block prints and Solarplate intaglio etchings in the new millennium Barbara spends many hours each year as a volunteer teaching printmaking in local schools doing demos for local organizations. Her enthusiasm for printmaking is translated into wonderful works by students ages 8-80 who thought they couldn’t draw and therefore couldn’t make art. They were mistaken, Barbara is sure anyone can make art and everyone should be doing so.