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Biography


Greg Mason in his studio in Exeter

Greg Mason Self Portrait

 

Greg Mason: Artist

Qualifications

  • BA Hons Saint Martin School of Art
  • Academician at SWAFAA (South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts)

Studio
Greg's studio is in Exeter at Hope Hall where he runs Hope Hall Arts, (www.hopehallarts.com) providing a base for his own creative practice and also a space where he can invite other artist to join him. Hope Hall host two major gallery exhibitions each year – combining with Art Week Exeter and Devon Open Studios. Greg also teaches a variety of painting workshops to develop skills in oil painting. At weekends, Hope Hall opens up for live acoustic gigs and studio supper clubs.

Social Media
www.gregorymason.com
https://www.instagram.com/gregorymason_art/
https://www.facebook.com/gregorymasonpaintings/
https://www.facebook.com/HopeHallArtsUK/
http://www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk/GregoryMason
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregory-mason-58120182/
https://twitter.com/gregorymasonart

Exhibiting
This year Greg is showing at the Wallace Collection and has been chosen by Saatchi Art for ‘The other Art Fair’ in London at the end of March. He also has a show scheduled in April at the Tonic Gallery, Salcombe.

Activities
Greg is currently featured on Sky Arts as a contestant in the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 series which is on-going. He has also entered two major portrait competitions this year, the RP (Royal Institute), where he is through to the second round of judging and the BP awards held at the National Portrait Gallery.

Beyond and Before
Beyond painting, I love to travel the world and encounter different cultures and remote, wild places. I travel and paint in Mexico every year to indulge my passion for fly fishing in extreme locations – chasing monster fish. Before I painted, I worked as an art director in the fashion industry for brands like Vidal Sassoon and Aveda – directing photo shoots and creating on-line identities and building education resources for hairdressers all over the world.

Press and Reviews

The Other Art Fair London 2017

Chosen by Kate Bryan as her top pick for the Saatchi show 2017 at The Other Art Fair London. https://canvas.saatchiart.com/the-other-art-fair/kate-bryans-5-must-see-artists-at-the-other-art-fair-london

Devon Life Magazine
Article on Greg's Sky Arts Portrait Entry
http://www.devonlife.co.uk/people/exeter-artist-takes-part-in-sky-arts-portrait-artist-of-the-year-1-4883472

Article on Greg's Sky Arts Heat Success
http://www.devonlife.co.uk/people/exeter-artist-is-a-semi-finalist-of-sky-arts-portrait-artist-of-the-year-1-4898548