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MOWA features Maskey couple


The Museum of Western Art is pleased to feature John and Edith Maskey as the Artists of the Month for December. A wine and cheese reception will be at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. The public is invited to attend with a suggested donation of $10. Museum members attend at no charge.
The Maskeys have been painting together since 1977. The two paint from opposite ends in their studio in Comfort. “We enjoy painting together and have been able to make a living doing what we love. Each of us has a message to convey and we say it with watercolors. Each painting gives us the opportunity to share a feeling, an impression of life,” the couple stated.
As the Maskeys progressed through various painting media, both preferred the freedom, the challenge and the versatility of watercolor. They are inspired by the culture and color of the Southwest and Old Mexico. Their uncanny knack for brightening their paintings as though the sun itself had entered them gives them a special luminosity. “We try to capture memorable scenes of people and places that preserve the unique character and traditions of the Southwest.”
The couple has won numerous awards in many prestigious exhibits and their paintings are prized by a large following of collectors. Leading galleries in the Southwest represent the artists’ work.
The Museum of Western Art is an award-winning facility that is located at 1550 Bandera Highway in Kerrville. Hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, please call 896.2553 or visit the museum website at