Jim Mason was born, raised and has lived most of his life in the Melfort, Saskatchewan area.
He is a self-taught wood carver who enjoys transforming tree branches and other “found” wood objects into unique and compelling pieces of art that capture the warmth that wood, as a medium, offers. His passion lies in creating one of a kind pieces carved from yellow cedar and basswood. By adding pyrographic elements, colour and utilizing metal, computer parts, wire and clock parts each piece becomes a unique object of beauty with a story to tell. They are very unique in their design and presentation and showcase his creativity, sense of humor, imagination and his artistic abilities.
Often as a change of pace he can be found carving owls and faces into pieces of tree trunks using the mallet and chisel approach which allows a chance to add a physical element to the creative process responding intuitively to the piece as it develops.
Most days will find Jim in his garage/workshop affectionately known as “Jak’s Garage”, creating a world of his own.
See Jim Mason's works at Fallen Leaf Art Gallery the next time you're in Canmore.