Marie Mason is a printmaker now based in Ballarat, Victoria, whose works are mainly inspired by the Australian landscape. Marie says:

 

'I am trying to separate and simplify the patterns of nature and print them accurately together to show the beauty and diversity of creation. The presence of sunlight and shade in the landscape, twilight shadows and water, are all fascinating challenges. I love making beautiful, interesting pictures and am addicted to printmaking.’

 

‘I have been mainly influenced by the strong pattern and line work of Claude Flight, Eric Thake, Thea Proctor, Margaret Preston, Murray Griffin, Hans Heyson, El Greco, van Gogh and Picasso and the Fauves, also Martin Rek and David Frazer and other top Australian Printmakers.’

 

 

Recent exhibitions include:

 

2018 – Print, Paint and Rock Art, Art Vault, Mildura

2018 – Contemporary Impressions: Spring Edition, Brunswick Street Gallery

2018 – Impressions 2018, Australian Print Workshop      

2018 – Summer Salon exhibition, Firestation Print Studio

2019 – Highland Exchange, Sydney and Melbourne Exchange Exhibition

2019 – Affinity exhibition, Firestation Print Studio

2019 – Milburn Art Prize, hung finalist

2020 – Metamorphosis exhibition, Firestation Print Studio

2020 – Gallery on Sturt Ballarat, featured artist July and August
2020 – Summer Salon, exhibition Firestation Print Studio

2021 – Moody Blue exhibition, Print Exchange, Melbourne, Sydney and South Australia

2021 – Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat, featured artist in March with Anne Langdon

2021 – Six Sheilas Showing exhibition, Firestation Print Studio
2021 – From the Murray to the Sea exhibition, Ballarat Regional Art Gallery

 

Artworks are currently held in the following collections:


New South Wales Art Gallery                                

Print Council of Australia

State Library of Victoria                    

City of Stonnington - portfolio

Edinburgh Print Workshop - portfolio         

London Print Workshop - portfolio

Victorian Arts Council - portfolio                            

National Gallery Victoria - portfolio

Austin Hospital                                  

Australian Print Workshop

Many private collections as well