Gail Mason

 These imaginary landscapes are recalled through the sieve of memory rather than through directly observational or reproductive strategies. Forms are suggested rather than dictated. The work is built up in many layers with transparent and opaque inks, scratching through the wet surface, removing and adding as the image emerges. The silkscreen monotype process demands intense concentration combined with freedom of mark making. Speed and gesture are of great importance, combined with periods of reflection and careful editing. Gail seeks to integrate painting and printmaking in a single open ended and exuberantly expressive whole, and is concerned with introspective yet assertive images. She sees these works as emotional landscapes, more to do with how it feels to be in an environment rather than the topographical details. Colours are carefully mixed to represent the energy of a place.

Based at Spike Print Studio since completing a Masters in Multidisciplinary Printmaking, she is the recipient of several National Awards, a member of Somerset Printmakers, Bath Society Of Artists and the Royal West of England Academy Artists Network. Widely shown across the UK and London including the Mall Galleries, Bankside and selected for the RA.