Skye Mason attended art school in Atlanta, Georgia with the intention of becoming a painter. A few turns and a semester later she fell in love with the camera. That love landed her jobs as a commercial and fine art photographer. After 25 years of photographing professionally, the digital age approached and Skye found herself wanting to return to painting. She still enjoys photography and in fact, it plays a huge role in her painting from composition, lighting and subject matter. Skye is frequently asked to jury photography competition of students which brings her great joy. Full of wunderlust, traveling all over the world, photographing, painting, collecting friends, images, and stories.
Inspired by Monet, Skye has a deep love for gardens and their beauty. Currently she owns her own landscaping business, planting and maintaining luxurious gardens throughout the Denver area. Speaking on her work Skye has said, "gardening, painting, (and even photography) are intertwined – each enlivened and influenced by life's subjects, color, texture, dimension, shape, and rhythm. Painting the earth is like painting on canvas."
"An “Impasto Painter” in pursuit of the very footsteps of Monet, Manet, Van Gogh. My dramatic, colorful style has won recognition as a diverse artist - interpreting objects, scenes and familiar places, using an atypical and romantic approach. I layer my oils, carefully displaying thick, yet smooth strokes of the brush. Free and wild sometimes, I combine what I have studied with my own imagination adding flavorful color, depth and vibrancy. People, places, florals, cars and trucks, and shoes are among my favorite passions." ~Skye Mason