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Nigel Mason

Born: Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Lives and works: Ilfracombe, Devon
Education: University of Plymouth
“My work depicts moments in time. Incidents, usually, between people that speak of human behaviour and relationships.”

Nigel’s art is inspired by his childhood in 1950s Yorkshire. His touching oil paintings were a talking point at our Summer Exhibition in 2015, where he appeared as an IN:SIGHT finalist.

Inspiration

From the age of 13, he taught himself to paint by studying the Old Masters and drawing what was around him. At the age of 20, he hitch-hiked from Leeds to Paris to see a Picasso exhibition at the Louvre. With no money, he lived on milk and oranges and slept rough at nights, but he says it was all worth it!

The painter – who attained a fine art degree in his 50s – depicts a variety of nostalgic tableaus, beach scenes and figurative works. His influences include Walter Sickert, Édouard Vuillard and James Whistler, with Nigel considering his work a form of social realism.

Nigel says: “I’d describe it as small narrative vignettes – or painting versions of film stills – which capture intimate moments in time and observations of life, from the mundane to the profound.”

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Inside the world of Nigel Mason

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Latest events

Nigel Mason | Artist Appearance

In the true spirit of the north, we'll be getting ready for Christmas with some pints and pies, along with an exclusive selection of Nigel's spectacular original paintings! He's been busy experimenting with aerial perspective, which has introduced more blue to his typically warm colour palette. Each touching tableau depicts a nostalgic northern scene, with themes including work, love and play.

From the blog

Echoes of the North with Nigel Mason

The Yorkshire-born painter’s touching new collection of originals sees him experiment with aerial perspective, adding a cool tone that’s perfect for winter.

Mini superheroes, ducks and parka coats

The new additions to our Autumn 2018 collection illustrate childhood memories. Bob Barker, Nigel Humphries and Nigel Mason reveal a touching insight into their youth.

Magazines and brochures

Nigel Mason | Echoes Of The North

Nigel Mason's new collection, Echoes of the North, experiments with aerial perspective, which has introduced more blue to his typically warm colour palette. Each touching tableau depicts a nostalgic northern scene, with themes including work, love and play.

Fine Art Collector | Spring 2017

In this season's issue, you can read an exclusive interview with one of Vogue's most influential interior designers, Anouska Lancaster, pay a visit to Alex Echo in his studio and explore magical Icelandic landscapes with Richard Rowan.

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