Dawson County Arts Unlimited, Inc.

Erma Mast

 

In memory of Erma Mast of Glendive, Montana.

     Erma was born near Round Hill, Alberta, Canada, where she grew up on a farm with four sisters and one brother. She attended a country school by the name of "Grand Forks" and recalls that there were times when the school would be filled with some 40 students from grades 1-8. She is a retired teacher, having taught elementary school students at Jefferson School in Glendive for over 21 years.

      Her artistic career started when she was young as she would always draw in pencil. One day while walking through town she passed a store with windows full of brightly colored paintings and it suddenly occurred to her that if she had paints, she could paint those too. At this she embarked on her painting career. Her father used to save wallboards and cut them into rectangles for her to use as her canvases.

     Erma worked primarily in oils, but has also explored acrylics and watercolors. Her subjects were often whimsical scenes of children at play or scenes of the farm life she remembers as a child. Erma was a long-time member of the Gallery. Sadly, Erma passed away in 2009. She will be missed by all.

 
All images Copyright 2007

Roses "Roses"
Original acrylic, 11"x 14", matted and framed. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original piece, or other artworks by Erma. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

 

Winter Scene "Winter Scene"
Original oil, 16"x 20", framed. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original piece, or other artworks by Erma. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.
 

Boy Carrying Tree "Boy Carrying Tree"
Original oil, 16"x 20", framed. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original piece, or other artworks by Erma. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.
 

Old Fashioned School Bus "Old Fashioned School Bus"
Original oil, 18"x 24", framed. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original piece, or other artworks by Erma. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.
 

Kids Carrying Wood "Kids Carrying Wood"
Original oil, 12"x 14", framed. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original piece, or other artworks by Erma. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.