Monday, 8 March 2010

52 mini interviews: Gail Mason

Name: Gail Mason

Location: Bristol Spike Print Studio

Age: variable


How would you describe your work?

painterly silkscreen monotypes that are concerned with the positive impact of colour, and charting the journey through emotional landscapes.

What are you currently working on?

Ongoing series of silkscreen monoprints as above, together with an investigation into flat colour markmaking and stillness in semi abstract landscapes. I have also recently been working in black and white portraiture and landscapes as a counterbalance to the hectic world of abstract colour

Where do you find inspiration for your work?

I don’t actively search for it, it just arrives- probably through allowing whatever needs to be explored at the time, and through the process of mixing colour on the day. I think we absorb so much through reading and visual research, and just being, that its hard to pinpoint where the starting point of something began.

3 artists/designers you love and why! :

Barbara Rae for her use of colour, Alison Lambert for her passionate portraiture and Gerry Dudgeon for his sense of space

3 things that make you smile: pussycat pounces, sunshine, and my daughter.

Do you have any other upcoming exhibitions/shows etc:

solo show ‘Moments of Clarity’ Spike Print Studio, Bristol
1st March – 8th April,

Black Swan Open, Frome
20th March – 1st May

Spike Spring Sale, Spike print Studio Bristol
Sat 20th March 11-5pm

Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford
Easter Showcase
30th March –25 April

Micro Art Project
Spike Print Studio Bristol Early May

Bristol Tourist Centre

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