Gregory Mason graduated from St Martin’s, London and South West Academician, where he developed his detail-oriented painting techniques. Greg now lives and works in Devon but much of his work is influenced by travelling, residencies or on commissions abroad. Along with his own artistic practice, Gregory teaches regularly at Cass Art in London and Bristol, as well as running painting workshops in South West France.
Gregory's painting practice resonates with classic traditions of figurative art, he often paints portraiture and nudes but also works on landscape paintings. Although his style resonates with a figurative style Gregory retains a modern approach that is both authentic to the subject matter and grounded in contemporary mark-making. Greg primarily works in oil on linen, constructing and deconstructing work in order to find the moment that captures the energy and emotion of a place or person. Inspired by artists such as Gwen John, Whistler, Lucian Freud and more recently modern figurative artists such as Alex Kanevsky and Nicolas Uribe, Greg looks for authenticity in the encounter with his subject and happily takes commissions for both landscapes and portraits.
Greg featured on Sky Arts as a contestant in the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 series. He has also been a finalist in a number of major painting competitions and has work in private collections all over the world.