Nature, light, and color are the driving forces behind abstract expressionist Emily Mason’s vibrant paintings. Although her earlier works were smaller in scale with gestural abstractions in pure color, Mason’s style evolved into “delicate veils and washes of color that [depend] on complex effects of transparency and opacity, of layering, dripping, and bleeding thinned oil paints, to produce dynamic contrasts of color and texture.” Her large-scale paintings are ambitious and intense, with an attitude of “just let the paint do it” — to allow the paint to drip along the canvas using gravitational force. “It’s a process of letting a painting talk to you. I want a painting to take me to a place I’ve never been,” Mason said.
Source: Robert Wolterstorff, Andrea Gyorody, and Emily Mason Foundation | Alice Trumbull Mason Foundation