Artist Interview: Dallas Mosman
By Mary Burruss
Did you ever draw in the front of a book as a child? Dallas Mosman did. Of course, her style has evolved since then. Mosman has grown from book page drawer to painter. She trained from 2001 to 2017 in an atelier structure with Christaphora Robeers, a gifted Richmond artist and teacher who has exhibited nationally and internationally. “My paintings currently have a distinct etherial quality, exploring hard edges with contoured shapes and juxtaposing organic against geometric,” says Mosman.
Left: Context #1, 48x24,Oil over Mixed Media, Gallery Wrap Unframed,$1,900
Right: Context #2,48x24,Oil over Mixed Media, Gallery Wrap Unframed,$1,900
A suburban wildlife enthusiast, she has set up three trail cameras in the front garden of her Midlothian home so she can see what furry friends come to visit at night. Raccoon, fox, deer, possum, skunk, occasional coyote or feral cat may drop by. “And everyone gets along,” notes Mosman. “So far no squabbles.”
You can see how photos from the front garden inspire her paintings by going to her website dallasmosman.com. Particular examples are Night Garden #1 and #3 and Front Garden with Bird Feeder.