‘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’s or abstract, John creates paintings to be visually engaging. He draws the viewer into the scene, giving them an experience of place or object. With his abstract art he challenges the viewer with objects and hopes that when they understand they are not real objects that they grasp the underlying metaphors.
Viewing Johns soundscapes challenges the hearing population to think about common sounds they hear, and feel the emotional response to sounds.
Sunshine Coast Artist. Attended Chelsea School of Art, Lime Grove, London 1963/64. I left The Economist Newspaper London in 1967 to move to Australia. I worked as an illustrator in the advertising world. Now retired and starting to paint and draw in earnest again, not that I ever stopped. But now I have the opportunity to spend much more time on MY art rather than illustrating as the client wanted. I’m expecting it to be a long journey of discovery. Occasionally I draw something in pencil just for the fun of it. I’m busy exploring the concept of Soundscape paintings, which is very challenging. In between Soundscapes, I paint smaller realistic works that I sell online @ Saatchi Art or Art Lovers or @bluethumb
I create acrylic paintings to be visually engaging, whether they are realistic or abstract. When I paint realistically I hope to draw the viewer into the scene, giving them an experience of place or object With my realistic abstract art I aim to challenge the viewer with objects and hope that when they understand they are nor real object that they grasp the underlying metaphors. Viewing my soundscapes will challenge the hearing population to think about common sounds they hear, and feel the emotional response to sounds. For the hearing impaired I hope to arm them with at least my response to sounds.
Why the initial N in my name is important, well John Mason is a very common name and there are loads of John Masons that are artists, so I need something to separate me from the rest.