WHETHER realistic still life or abstract, John Mason creates paintings to be visually engaging. He draws the viewer into the scene, giving them an experience of place or object. With his abstract art, he challenges the viewer with objects, and hopes that when they understand they are not real objects and grasp the underlying metaphors.
Viewing John’s soundscapes challenges the hearing population to think about common sounds they hear and feel the emotional response to sounds. For the hearing impaired his hope is to arm them with at least his response to sounds.
John attended Chelsea School of Art, Lime Grove, London 1963/64. He left The Economist Newspaper London in 1967 to move to Australia. He worked as an illustrator in the advertising world, but now has the opportunity to spend much more time on his art rather than illustrating as the client wanted.
Currently, he is busy exploring the concept of soundscape paintings, which is very challenging. In between soundscapes, he paints smaller realistic works that he sells online @Saatchi Art or Art Lovers or @bluethumb.
John’s art can be viewed during June and July at Vianta Arts, 70 Simpson Street, Beerwah. All welcome