Nigel Mason was born in Yorkshire in 1952. He showed an early interest in art and knew when he left school he wanted to be a painter. He taught himself to paint by copying old masters and his favourite paintings he saw in Leeds Art Gallery when he was a boy. The move to Devon in the ‘80s had a considerable influence on his painting and in 2000 he graduated with a degree in Fine Art. He lectured in Fine Art at Petroc College specialising in working from the life model but retired from teaching to pursue a professional painting career. He is now represented by a major publishing company. His paintings and drawings are shown in independent galleries throughout Britain and in Europe. His work is exhibited widely and is held in collections around the world. We are proud at Fleek Gallery to offer a selection of Nigel's beautiful oil paintings, charcoals and pastels.
“My work is an exploration of human interactions, both with each other and with our environment. I’d describe it as small narrative vignettes – like painting versions of film stills – which capture intimate moments in time and observations of life, from the mundane to the profound.”