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.




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

2007 – 2016 ICT Manager, Martlets Hospice, Wayfield Avenue, Hove
2000 – 2007 ICT Consultant, Self Employed
1980 – 2000 Various Positions in the building and associated industries
1966 – 1980 Various Positions, Woolworths, Various Locations

Oct 2017 “Lilly Pup” Evening Argus Newspaper
Sept 2016 “Mod Dog” Sussex Life, Inc. Frontpage
Sept 2016 “Mod Dog” Evening Argus newspaper