Howard Mason

Howard Mason


About Howard Mason

"You can see right into their souls. Great story telling. And wonderful 'ordinariness' in the best sense. Each of his paintings is like a chapter of Tolstoy." D. Halliday. Spent most of childhood in London. I love to paint figurative work showing emotions and daily life experiences. I try to capture the mystery of inner dialogue outwardly expressed. I am fascinated by expressions and the colours of skin. I mainly paint in oils (Michael Harding)as I love the texture. Nearly all the people in my work are people I know with backgrounds made up from the imagination. 'Peel a layer and look beneath the surface.' Painting is my total joy and I am a third generation artist. MY E-MAIL IS:-

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Artist & Illustrator Artist of the Year Show at The Mall Galleries 6th to 17th Jan 2015.

An exhibition is being organised of my work in Bath 2015. March 12th - 16th at Bath Artists' Studios, The Old Malthouse, Comfortable Place, Upper Bristol Road,
Bath BA1 3AJ
I have four works at “Signpost 4 - The Unconscious Dialogue”
exhibition in Plymouth July - August 2015
Painting at Victoria Gallery Bath may - June 2015
Selection of works at The Alma Tavern Theatre/Pub February 2016


I have exhibited in Malvern galleries and Malvern Theatre,
Pink Strawberry gallery Clifton,
Friends of the Royal West of England Academy exhibitions,
Royal West of England Open annual shows,
One man show in January 2011,
Bath Society of Artists annual show 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2020
Royal West of England Academy 2010, 2016, 2019, 2020.

I have been shortlisted for the 2012 DOOR PRIZE for art. I was shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize 2012. Shortlisted for Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition 2013. Asked to paint a portrait for an exhibition at Brighton Festival May 2013. Artist of the month June 2014 Artist & Illustrator. Appearing on Sky Portrait of the Year 2014 competition. Shortlisted for Artist of the Year, Artist & Illustrator. Published in a book by Quadrille called 'A Little Book of Portraits: Beyond the Canvas. Exhibition at Alma Theatre and tavern Clifton Bristol February 2016. Exhibition of three works at Artexpertise Florence, Italy April 2018. Pre selected for Royal Portrait Society 2019,2020.