Having lived in Mason since 1997, I have had an opportunity to get acquainted with some of the beautiful examples of architecture here. I was fortunate to get to know Laverne Lee, and I have two of her watercolors of The Mason House. Also on display are a painting of the Spring Street Church and the Three Sunday Houses on North Liveoak. Anna Gillespie, a wonderful plein air painter, has done both of them recently. Rosemary Davis completes the views of the Northeast Corner of the Square in Mason with an oil painting of the back of the S & H Building. This was done plein air also, and the beautiful flowering vine there is in full bloom.
Al Dreyer, watercolorist, contributes a view of the Deer Creek School.
Tom Tannehill has also donated for display several great pen and ink drawings of views around the Square.
One of the pieces of art, a photograph by my daughter, the late Lori Brewer, shows one of the Sunday Houses on N. Liveoak in as-found condition in 1998. I colored it in oils.
All in all, I hope these pieces of art show how much inspiration there is to be found in our old buildings.
It is very special to me to be able to display Pictures of Views of Mason by local artists.