Originally from Suffolk, London-based artist Georgie Mason specialises in semi-abstract landscape paintings. Usually beginning to paint from a certain point of a blank sheet of board and working outwards, Georgie’s ideas develop as she works. Her initial vision, taken from photographs or even just a memory itself, may be completely overridden as she continues to add marks. Though working mainly in oils, her passion for finding new and interesting textures has often led to her own experimentation with different media, such as splashing watercolours over oil, or scratching through oil to reveal acrylic below. To apply the paint she uses everything from brushes and palette knives to strips of cut cardboard kitchen cloths and her fingers.
Inspired by memories of her own travels, particularly in Japan, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as places in England such as The Lake District, Suffolk and Cornwall, Georgie aims to capture the feeling of a place as she remembers it. Her main focus is for the painting to have its own personality and evoke an atmosphere, something that comes from her enjoyment of creating the work itself. She considers her best paintings to be the ones she has really enjoyed the process of making.
As well as taking regular commissions since her Art Foundation in 2010, Georgie has shown her work in exhibitions around the UK and internationally. These include The Battersea Affordable Art Fair, Foss Fine Art in Clapham, The Aldeburgh Gallery in Suffolk and The St. Edmundsbury Cathedral Gallery in Suffolk. She has been a finalist in the Drey Contemporary Art Prize, recently won the Young Artists’ Prize in the Bath Society of Artists Annual Exhibition and was shortlisted for the Royal Bath and West Society Scholarship.