Foyer Exhibitions

A Life in Lino Print - Marie Mason

14 April - 22 May 2017

About the Exhibition:

A Life in Lino Print is a retro spective, showing over twenty years of lino printing covering many genres, from portraits through to still life, to seascapes and landscapes, always striving for accuracy in simplicity and strength.

Many of the more recent works are inspired by the Goulburn River in the Shepparton and Mooroopna area.

I am trying to separate and simplify the patterns in nature and print them accurately to show the beauty and diversity of God's creations.

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!

Printmaking at the Australian Print Workshop has helped me enormously, providing a professional place in which to pursue these interests.

I have been mainly influenced by the strong pattern and line of the work of Claude Flight, Eric Thake, Thea Proctor, Margaret Preston, Grace Cossington-Smith, Murray Griffin and current top Australian printmakers.

About the Artist:

Marie Mason has a B. Ed majoring in art and has worked for forty years as a primary school teacher, specialising in art and staff training in art.