Greg Mason, BA (Hons) SWAC
Contemporary Portraiture and Figurative Paintings of Landscapes and Nudes
SKY Arts Portrait Artist of the Year semi-finalist Greg Mason is an Honours Graduate of St Martin’s, London and South West Academician.
Greg lives and paints in Devon - his practice resonates with classic traditions of figurative art - focussing on portraiture, the female nude and landscape - whilst retaining a modern approach that is both authentic to the subject matter and grounded in contemporary mark making. Although based in his studio 'Hope Hall' in Exeter he loves working ‘plein air’ – as this gives an immediacy to the way in which responses are made to subject and light.
Greg works in oil on linen, constructing and deconstructing work in order to find the moment that captures the energy and emotion of a place or person. Inspired by artists such as Gwen John, Whistler, Lucian Freud and more recently modern figurative artists such as Alex Kanevsky and Nicolas Uribe, Greg looks for authenticity in the encounter with his subject and happily takes commissions for both landscapes and portraits.
Tai-Shan Schierenberg “Greg’s painting is phenomenal... the light bouncing, the patches of colour ...it’s fantastically rendered”
A finalist in last years ROI Open at the Mall Galleries, Greg also featured on SKY Arts 'Landscape Artist of the Year' in 2015. Exhibitions include the Affordable Art Fair in London and Bristol, South West Academy of Fine and Applied Art Open Exhibition (Prize Winner) and selected by Saatchi for 'The Other Art Fairs' in London and Bristol. Paintings and Prints of landscapes and figures are available direct from this site - or (by appointment) from the artist in the studio. Portrait painting can also be commissioned.