“I paint to glorify nature
with the hopes that I will
inspire the people who
see it. I wish for my
painting to provoke the
magic that gets lost in our
daily existence.”

Arden Mason is a native New Yorker born in Manhattan in 1956 to Frank and Phyllis Mason. He now resides in Norfolk, CT. He studied painting under Frank Mason at the Art Student’s League of New York for ten years and has won numerous awards for his paintings from the Salmagundi Club in NYC where he shows his work frequently. Arden has traveled widely producing landscape paintings based on his travels to the British Isles, the American West and New England, particularly the Maine Coast.

Arden continues the tradition of the “plein air” painters who have concerned themselves with the infinite changes of light and shadow, atmosphere and weather that one observes directly in nature. He feels that the job of the painter is to go beyond the mere recording of the details in the scene before him. Arden succeeds in evoking a sense of place and time of day in his paintings. His work tells us something about the harmonious and often fleeting relationship of nature to our lives.