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Painting Eileen Ellis RDI (Royal Designer) for the Royal Portrait Society Award 2017

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Painting Eileen Ellis RDI (Royal Designer) for the Royal Portrait Society Award 2017

This is a special painting for the RP (Royal Portrait Society) competition this year. The subject is a family member Eileen Ellis RDI - a magnificent lady, now in her 80s, who spent her life designing textiles. Most of us at some point in our lives will have sat upon or walked on her work - in tube trains, aeroplanes and airports throughout the world. Achieving success was never the main driver for her and many generations of students at the Royal College of Art will testify to her imense generosity and infinite knowledge of her subject. Recognised in the 1980s...

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Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 - Greg Mason entry

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Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 - Greg Mason entry

I have always loved watching Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year - even from the first series when Nick Lord won the commission to paint Hilary Mantel I was enthralled by watching the process of different artists as they struggled to capture the essence of their sitters. Condensing the process into a four hour window seemed to bring an immediacy and excitement that made for great viewing. The reaction of sitter and judges - the arguments and disagreements - the elation and disappointment, it was all there. When Christian Hook won in 2014 - he took the format to a...

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National Portrait Gallery entry 2016

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National Portrait Gallery entry 2016

This week saw the completion of a large canvas entitled 'Jenn' for the National Portrait Gallery Competition in 2016. This work has been building for a couple of weeks and shows my sitter - a girl with a certain attitude - contemplating her next step towards getting dressed. The model was professional dancer and had the most amazing pre-Raphaelite hair. More pictures of Jenn to come later this year.  

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Welcome to Gregory Mason: Artist

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Welcome to Gregory Mason: Artist

Hello and welcome to my new website. I've finally bitten the bullet and made an on-line shop so that its easier for all my clients to see and purchase work. Over the next few weeks and months I'll be posting up short articles about my practice and showcasing new work from the studio at Hope Hall.  In addition to my original oil paintings, you'll be able to purchase from a growing catalogue of art prints. The first of these is 'The Glass Sands' and comes as an A3 print with 5cm white border.

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