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BP Portrait Award 2017 - Greg Mason - Waiting for the Call
2017 Art Artist BP Portrait Award Competition Greg Mason Gregory Mason Portrait Portrait painting
Victoria Lucie by Greg Mason This large canvas is my official entry for this years BP Portrait Awards - held at the National Portrait Gallery each year in London. My subject is Victoria Lucie, a young actress - who recently starred in Dartmoor Killing - an award winning independent movie shot on location in Devon. This painting began with a session in my studio on the edge of Dartmoor a couple of years ago. The plain interior and simple accessories are typical of my pared-back approach. I like to put the subject as hero so that we experience the 'presence' of the...
Painting Eileen Ellis RDI (Royal Designer) for the Royal Portrait Society Award 2017
Art Artist Competition Female Greg Mason Gregory Mason Oil Painting Paintings Portrait Portrait painting Royal Society of Portrait Painters
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...