The Artist and the Model

october 2019

Over the years I have experimented with different styles, methods and materials and found my most satisfactory medium for the work I am now producing is charcoal on paper. I have grown to love charcoal, maybe too much. When drawing I inevitably end up as covered in charcoal as the paper. I love the way I can draw and erase, smudging with my fingers or the back of my hand, and wiping with a piece of cloth or a piece of paper. I use charcoal like paint covering the entire surface of the paper.


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My name is Steve Mason and I have been painting for over sixty years. Up to a few years ago my artwork was very traditional English landscapes in oils on canvas. After being diagnosed with Asperger’s I was challenged to make a significant change in something that I would find a challenge. I decided to change something I was passionate about, not my wife, but my style and method of painting. In 2020 I completed a Fine Art Degree, primarily with drawings in charcoal, and during which I learnt that my best work was of subjects that meant something to me personally.



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