My name is Siobhan Mason and I’m an artist who lives in Wichita Falls, Texas. I earned my degree in Journalism with an emphasis in advertising from New Mexico State University. After graduating, my husband, Roy, and I moved to Wichita Falls, Texas where I worked as an award winning graphic artist at the local paper and a local ad agency. Taking a 20 year break from work to raise my two boys, Sam and Riley, my first opportunity to get back into the art world came when a local group put on the Mane Event. This was a chance for artists to paint a horse that would be on display around town. I submitted a design and was chosen to paint a horse which is on display at a local high school. The group then asked me to paint a second horse which is on display in town. I’ve had two shows through the Kemp Center for the Arts and I am a member of the Wichita Falls Art Association.
My pen and ink art developed from my doodling in high school. I would start with a small circle and added geometric designs in the circles radiating out. Because of my journalism background, my work almost always includes words. Quotes are often the inspiration for my images. The alphabet was inspired from a baby gift I did for my son’s best friend. Since that gift for baby James, I have done many commissioned baby names and had a great time challenging myself to make each letter individual with no repeated designs. I am thrilled to be a part of Art Licensing and can’t wait to see where this leg of my journey will take me.