I am inspired to paint places and things I see around me. I am struck by light on objects and the space. Then my painting becomes all about color and how the colours create a flat abstract design, and at the same time, distance and form and light.

Based on the things I see, I look for the geometric design within the rectangle or square of the surface, and work on a painting until it becomes a satisfying combination of relatable elements.

More recently I have incorporated photographs into the paintings as they appear in the local environment and at the time of production. Mixing reality with my fantasy world.


Steve Mason is a painter living and working in Southwick, West Sussex. He was born in 1951. In 2021 he completed a BA fine art degree course. Prior to that he has worked in many industries, starting his working life as a stockroom assistant at Woolworths, and retiring as an ICT Manager at a local hospice.

All his life his biggest passion has been painting, predominantly in oils, but recently in acrylics. Through his course work he has also developed a liking for other mediums especially charcoal, and finished his degree with charcoal drawings appertaining to family members uring the Covid lockdown. Over the years, he has sold numerous paintings and completed many commissions.



2017 – 2020                             BA(Hons) Fine Art, Northbrook College, Sussex

Art Societies

2014 – Present                         Membership of Adur Art Collective

Community Artwork

Oct – 2017                               Snow Dog (Lily Pup) Martlets Hospice Halloween Ball auction

Oct – Nov 2016                        Snowdog (Mod Dog) Churchill Square Brighton

Solo Exhibitions

 2018/17/16/15/14/13/12       Themed Exhibition, St Mary de Haura, Shoreham-by-sea

2018/16/15/14/13/12             Centrepiece Exhibition, St Mary’s Hall, Shoreham-by-sea

2017                                        Oxmarket Gallery, St. Andrew’s Court, Chichester

2017                                        Summer Exhibition, Skyway Gallery, Shoreham-by-sea

2016                                        The Little Painting Challenge, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020                                        Corridor Gallery Exhibition, Northbrook College, Sussex
2019                                        Montague Gallery Worthing

2019                                        Corridor Gallery Exhibition, Northbrook College, Sussex
2018                                        Corridor Gallery Exhibition, Northbrook College, Sussex


Oct 2017                                  “Lilly Pup” Evening Argus Newspaper

Sept 2016                                “Mod Dog” Sussex Life, Inc. Frontpage

Sept 2016                                “Mod Dog” Evening Argus newspaper