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Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year

2017 Art Artist Gregory Mason Self Portrait Sky Arts Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year

Winning Heat 4 of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Here's a selection of images from the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year competition which was a wonderful experience that has changed my professional career this year. 

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Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 - Greg Mason entry

Art Artist Competition Greg Mason Gregory Mason Oil Painting Paintings Self Portrait Sky Arts

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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