The Mason Artisan Gallery is located in a beautifuly rebuilt Sunday house, part of a row of Sunday houses running north from the Mason House, on Live Oak Street, just north of the square. The Artisan Gallery displays the eclectic work of a group of local artists and artisans. Paintings in oil, watercolor, and acrylic display Hill Country talent, along with jewelry, handcrafted wood items, clocks, painted gourds, mixed media sculptures, and felted wool hangings and handbags. The Artisan Gallery has participated in the Mason Art Walk since its inception.
During the Art Walk on Friday and Saturday, April 4th and 5th the Gallery will be serving light refreshment, soft drinks, water, and wine. Nancy works primarily in watercolor and oil. Her works include landscapes, still lifes, and nostalgic figurative pieces.
Nancy Sterling has been named as the Artist of the Month for April. Her works will be displayed on a table near the front door, as well as in their place of honor to the right of the door that goes into the kitchen area.
Nancy states, “I was born in a small town near Dover, Ohio, a long time ago. I had five brothers and two sisters. We moved to Arizona my freshman year of high school.
“I started art lessons once a month in the 8th grade. I loved it, but never returned to dabbling until I was 21 years old. I didn’t begin painting until I retired and I will continue as long as I can. I use watercolors, oils, and occasionally acrylics, as well as colored pencils and artist’s crayons.”
Nancy is the mother of three children and the stepmother of one, two boys and two girls. She has nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, with the youngest, little River Sheppard, making his debut unexpectedly early.
Nancy and her husband, Hunter, moved to Mason eight years ago and the couple loves it here. “It is home,” says Nancy. Hunter is a wood artisan and his beautifully crafted boxes, chests, and clocks are also on display at the Gallery.