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About alicemason1

I am an artist, illustrator and mother and live by the sea in the south east of England. I paint every day and am inspired by nature, mysticism and consciousness.. I hold art retreats in southern Spain. These retreats are for lovers of nature, art, walking, mountains, creativity, dance, music, yoga and meditation. I work alongside other artists to bring about these retreats. www.art-retreat-spain.com My Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AliceMasonArtist

Tarkovsky Film Stills

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Spirit Birds

“Sometimes a wind comes before the rain and sends birds sailing past the window, spirit birds that ride the night, stranger than dreams.” Don Delillo Painting Spirit Birds by me.

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My Meditative Art Retreat in March 2018

Meditative Art Retreat.  24 – 31 March 2018 http://www.art-retreat-spain.com   For my next art retreat I will teaching how to paint a self-portrait as our symbolic / mystic-self.  I will be offering meditative, gentle guidance, setting intentions, using guided meditations, … Continue reading

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“The beginning of wisdom, I believe, is our ability to accept an inherent messiness in our explanation of what’s going on. Nowhere is it written that human minds should be able to give a full accounting of creation in all … Continue reading

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Solaris 1 and 2

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Tarkovsky

I was first introduced to the films of Andrei Tarkovsky at art school, in the film club.  I didn’t get it.  I was young and full of energetic distraction.  Now, a few decades on, I cannot get enough of his … Continue reading

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Sun Ra

Painting on canvas board. A journey into abstraction.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/565415619/sun-ra?ref=listing_published_alert

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Rumi

  If anyone asks you how the perfect satisfaction of all our sexual wanting will look, lift your face and say Like this. When someone mentions the gracefulness of the nightsky, climb up on the roof and dance and say, … Continue reading

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Two recent paintings

The Gift and Blue Forest Both paintings are on canvas board. 10 inches by 12 inches or 26 cm by 31 cm.. In my Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/listing/550217322/les-amants-blue-lovers?ref=listing_published_alert

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Matisse

Some wonderful photos of the great man.

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