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Julian Mason, Original oil painting on canvas, Stob Dearg from the West Highland Way

British landscape artist
Original oil paintings

(b.1971) Newcastle-under-Lyme, England

A plein air painter with a keen love of the outdoors, British contemporary artist Julian Mason communicates his ardent passion for the natural landscape through each of his paintings. Full of wild, uninhibited energy, Julian’s paintings encourage viewers to see and experience the landscape with an enlivened sense of appreciation. From dramatic views of Scotland to familiar fields closer to home, each painting is the culmination of technical skill and an insatiable desire to evoke an equally passionate response from the viewer.

Julian Mason was first introduced to plein air landscape painting at the age of 21 whilst studying graphic design at the Falmouth School of Art. Having previously spent most of his working time in a studio, Julian found the experience of painting outdoors incredibly liberating. Working against time, fading light, dirt and debris, he quickly discovered that though not without challenge, plein air painting gave him an authentic encounter with the landscape that was directly reflected in his work.

Today, Julian continues to spend his days braving the elements to capture some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the country. Often walking for miles through remote and rugged terrain, Julian is firmly dedicated to conveying the movement and light of the landscape in all seasons. Working quickly yet deliberately, Julian successfully captures the atmospheric effects of a scene in a way that encapsulates the dynamic, changeable nature of the landscape around him.

With a distinctive style and a uniquely passionate drive, Julian Mason is one of the North’s most exciting and intriguing landscape artists of today. His work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK and continues to be found in contemporary art collections around the world.