Dick Mason is widely known as the Santa Fe artist who painted Dalmatians set within southwestern landscapes. At the height of his career, his work—both original and in print—was a common sighting in Santa Fe, enjoyed by collectors and visitors alike. While Mason is fondly remembered for his beloved dog “Spot” in countless paintings, his surrealist landscapes, interior scenes, and architectural studies still captivate with nostalgia and wonder. In all of his work, he was reaching for something beyond the visual — exploring the artistic concepts of illusion, imagination, and concrete forms.
The gallery is pleased to offer more than two dozen works from Mason’s estate, including some of his famous Dalmation paintings, as well other works demonstrating his range of interests and skill. Collectively, the paintings offer a glimpse into Mason's creative vision — a world of ambiguity, beauty, and illusion. We hope you can come by the gallery to enjoy Dick Mason: Revisiting a Santa Fe Treasure, a collection of acrylic and watercolor paintings on display from October 6th - 13th.