“Art is a long journey of discovery”
John worked as an illustrator in the advertising world for over 15 years. Now retired, John is painting and drawing in earnest again, not that he ever stopped.
Whether realistic still life or abstract, John creates paintings that are visually engaging. He draws the viewer into the scene, giving them an experience of a place or object. John’s Marine series draws on his early years as a member of Broken Bay Game Fishing Club and more importantly, on his years of sailing, and snorkeling around the islands of the Great Barrier Reef in the Whitsundays Queensland where John lived for many years.
John attended Chelsea School of Art, Lime Grove, London 1963/64. He left London in 1967 to move to Australia. He worked as an illustrator in the advertising world. Now retired and painting full time, John now has the opportunity to spend much more time on HIS art rather than illustrating as the client wanted. John is expecting it to be a long journey of discovery. Currently, he is busy exploring the concept of imagined Underwater landscapes as well as smaller realistic works that he sells online @Saatchi Art or Art Lovers or @bluethumb
John creates acrylic paintings to be visually engaging, whether they are realistic or abstract. When painting realistically he draws the viewer into the scene, giving them an experience of place or object. With his realistic abstract art, he aims to challenge the viewer with objects and hope that when they understand they are not real objects and they grasp the underlying metaphors. Viewing John’s Soundscapes will challenge the hearing population to think about common sounds they hear, and feel the emotional response to sounds. For the hearing impaired his hope is to arm them with at least his response to sounds.
Why the initial N in his name is important, well John Mason is a very common name and there are loads of John Masons that are artists, so he needs something to separate him from the rest.