Bion Mason's drawings and paintings come from a commitment to observation. Whether on the bus or in the studio, he watches things change; studying their shape, contour, and depth. He enjoys working with subtle colored pencils and watercolors, drawing inspiration from images in books, magazines, and other printed matter. Bion uses a gentle draughtsman’s hand to render formally complex and colorful impressions of the beauty that catches his attentive eye or presents an artistic challenge. He is also very good at taking a quick nap—especially in the afternoon—often in the middle of developing a new drawing. The delicate space between observational drawing and imaginative wandering, drifting toward a dream-state, is an elusive category that Bion's beautiful portfolio uniquely captures.