Laura Hope Mason is an artist and native of Salt Lake City, Utah. She spent her formative years surrounded by the state’s natural beauty and immersed in the Fine Arts so readily available in Utah. She graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the University of Utah. Her work has been displayed at Finch Lane Gallery, Alvin Gittins Gallery, Springville Museum of Art, Covey Center for the Arts, Bountiful Davis Art Center, and the Salt Lake County Library system. Laura lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and son. She is represented by Trove Gallery in Park City, Utah.
I find myself staring at the mountains by my home trying to understand them, transfixed by them. Is it possible to capture the familiarity and memories of growing up so close to the mountains with the same enthusiasm as someone visiting Utah for the first time? I want my work to look effortless and meticulous at the same time. I often juxtapose looming threats like the dying Salt Lake and air pollutants by painting them in a very subtle, elegant way. My goal with this series of paintings is not to replicate landscapes realistically, but rather to capture my evolving relationship with my environment.
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