112 Mill St.

Lockland, Ohio


Open weekends and by appointment

Housed in a 1917 two-story brick building, the Gallery-Social Room features original art by David W. Elmer (painting as Mason Maria). Guest artists specializing in a variety of mediums are also celebrated and on display.

The one-room gallery is full of color and whimsical design intended to spark imaginations and conjure positive energy.  

The Gallery includes a small front-window stage perfect for intimate poetry readings, singer-songwriter nights, story-telling and similar creative events (please visit my Facebook page for Event details)


The Gallery is also available for rent (up to 10 guests) for cozy parties and private events. Contact David Elmer for available dates. 


My wife, Kim, and I are blessed with two wonderful children, Mason and Maria. The Gallery and my artist name "Mason Maria" is my way of thanking them and God for our family.      

The world offers an endless supply of inspiration for painting; love and beauty are abound but so too is pain and suffering. Life should be embraced with thankfulness, grateful for every moment on earth, both good and bad.  I try to serve God for the betterment of all. Towards those ends...

My works are often a whimsical mix of colors, most often with no intentional design in mind before I start.  They capture both fantasy and reality with the viewer ultimately choosing what they want to see; however, my art is intended to convey positive energy, peace, love, happiness, etc. It is meant to put smiles on faces, stir imaginations and spark conversations about good times and good memories, past, present and to come.  

Thank you for visiting my website and Gallery. I'd be delighted to create a customized work just for you using colors and a canvas size of your choice.

Many Thanks and Cheers!

David Elmer (aka Mason Maria)

Products and General Info:


I use:


- Archival-quality natural cotton, heavy duty canvas.   - All edges on 1.5"W canvas are fully painted.

- All art is backed and wired for hanging

- Liquitex Acrylic paints (all types)

- Golden Acrylic paints (all types)

- Pebeo Vitrail Opales, Moon and Ceramic paints

- Liquitex and Daler-Rowney Ink

- Liquitex Pouring and Iridescent Mediums

- Liquitex String Gel

- Golden Gloss Gel

- Winsor&Newton Gloss Varnish 

- Blaster Silicone Lubricant

Special thanks to my art instructor, Priya Rama - Visit her page and buy her art at: 


All works copyright protected. A buyer or user is not purchasing any rights to the images.  Any and all publishing and reproduction rights are held solely by the artist.   You're welcome to use digital images of my original work but with permission first please. Thank you.  


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