Tag Archives: Alice Mason Artist

Recent photos and reflections after my Archetypes workshop in Las Alpujarras, Spain.

Back in the UK, and breathe. Breathing into the wind in the trees and the air from the sea. Mind cooling. I have decided to only hold art retreats in the spring, autumn and winter in future. The next one … Continue reading

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Metaphysical Teapot

I find it comforting to listen to the wonderful mystic psychonaut Terrence Mckenna while painting and imagine him drinking tea with me and discussing the world and its madness. In one of his podcasts he says, you must live your … Continue reading

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Paintings in my studio

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Art and Rebellion

‘Art is the activity that exalts and denies simultaneously.’ ‘No artist tolerates reality,’ says Nietzche. That is true, but no artist can get along without reality. Artistic creation is a demand for unity, and a rejection of the world. But … Continue reading

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The Still Point

At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless; Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is, But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity, Where past and future are … Continue reading

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Moments that Sustain and Nourish

Life is a series of moments. Moments that either nourish or diminish us. In my art practice I try to paint moments that sustain and convey serenity. I tend to listen to Pat Metheny when I paint, above all other … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Birthplace murals

Some photos (me seated,) of our team headed by David Cutmore, painting the wall cloths for the Elizabethan bedroom of Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford upon Avon. Also some fine photos via Lawton Mull of the wall cloths in situ. We … Continue reading

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Summer Room. Sensual Art.

I was always inspired by the album cover from ‘Songs from a Room’ by Leonard Cohen, so although it is not at all the same, this feels like an influence from that time. I think she’s Marianne and this is … Continue reading

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Painting Our Archetypes September 2020

12th September – 19th September 2020 Painting Our Archetypes. A week-long painting retreat in a beautiful Spanish house with art studio in Orgiva, Las Alpujarras mountains in southern Spain. We will be exploring Jungian archetypes through painting, writing and guided … Continue reading

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Crucible / Emergence

A painting about transcendence. A crucible is a container or vessel which is used to melt liquids at very high temperatures. It is also a trial or difficult time from which a transcendence can occur and from which a more … Continue reading

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