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Biography

Qualifications and Shows

  • BA Hons Saint Martin School of Art
  • Academician at SWAFAA (South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts)
  • CASS Art Professional Ambassador for Oil Painting

2017
SKY Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Semi-Finalist
The Wallace Collection, London
RP Mall Galleries, London - Finalist
RWA Open Exhibition, Bristol
The Other Art Fair, London
Tonic Gallery, Salcombe - Solo Show
Jackson's Art Prize 2017 Shortlist

2016
The Other Art Fair London and Bristol
ROI Mall Galleries Finalist

Pre-2016
The Affordable Art Fair London and Bristol
South West Academy Prize Winner 
Hybrid Gallery, Honiton

Background

Studio
Greg's studio is in Exeter at Hope Hall where he runs Hope Hall Arts, 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.

Activities
Greg is currently featured on Sky Arts as a contestant in the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 series. He has also entered a number of major portrait competitions this year including the RP (Royal Institute) where he was a finalist.

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

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

CASS Art
Sponsors of Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 review Greg's Heat Win. 
https://www.cassart.co.uk/articles/sky_arts_gregory_mason.htm?trackterm=mason

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 Competition
http://www.devonlife.co.uk/people/exeter-artist-is-a-semi-finalist-of-sky-arts-portrait-artist-of-the-year-1-4898548

Jackson's Art Prize 2017 Shortlist
https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2017/09/22/mussini-oil-painting-competition-shortlist-announced/