The Cherry Bears

About the Artist

Marilynn Dwyer Mason

Marilynn Dwyer Mason was born in the splendor and beauty of southwest Montana. She began drawing at a very early age, and has built a highly successful professional career.  The breadth of her talent shows through in her ability to create beautiful fine art portraits, western landscapes, illustrated furniture and her beloved bears.  As an accomplished artist and illustrator she is a master in pastel, watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pen & ink. Marilynn's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is represented in hundreds of private collections.

Influenced by the work of Philip Goodwin, John Singer Sargeant and Oliver Kemp, her paintings of outdoor adventures depict the nostalgia of the first half of the twentieth century. Painting from her own vivid imagination, Marilynn evokes an atmosphere that colorfully captures the beauty of the American West and a rich sporting heritage. Marilynn maintains a studio in Butte, Montana where she continues to create stunning original works of art.  

Many of Marilynn's paintings are available as premium gallery wrapped images and as limited edition giclée prints on canvas using the finest archival inks.  The prints are hand stretched, numbered and framed in bespoke birch bark frames.  Every frame is individually made from authentic birch bark and wild harvested willow - each frame is one-of-a-kind. 

Dwyer Mason Art maintains her studio in Butte Montana, where she created her now iconic Mason Bear Series , as well as countless other stunning original art

Marilynn's bears are our favorite art! They bring color, warmth and happiness to our home!

Andrew Johnsen

The bears are so beautiful and realistic, and they are doing such fun and unlikely things. What a great combination!

Melanie Brown

Marilynn is an amazing artist with huge talent and endless imagination.

Rose Sladek

About Us

Marilynn Dwyer Mason

'A Walk in the Woods' set in our signature handmade birchbark and willow frame.

Our Signature Birchbark Frame

Acrylic on Elk Hide

Native American Portraits

Wall Mural

FineArt Portraits

The Uptown Show in Butte

The Studio

The Studio

The Studio

The Studio

The Fort Worth Show

interested in establishing a wholesale account?

Doug Mason, 202-320-1252,

We happily work with galleries, showrooms and designers across the country. Please contact Doug Mason to discuss wholesale opportunities in your region.