My name is Belinda Mason. I live and work from my studio at home in Balclutha, South Otago. I recently graduated from Otago Polytechnic Dunedin School of Art, majoring in painting.
My work is based in my love of plants and flowers and finding new ways to express this in colour and light. Strongly influenced by the Impressionists, my work also relates to Bokeh Photography due to its soft and blurred nature.
After years of exploring pastel and watercolour I am now working in oils on canvas, drawn to the creamy textures and the ability of oils to be moved around the surface. This has allowed me to lose the sharp edges and complicated lines of realism, and in its place leave an impression of the subject that glows in the shadows.