About the Artist

Nyree Mason

Nyree is a local Canberra artist who finds inspiration in the natural environment, with flowers and animals prominent in her work. She enjoys using a variety of mediums and techniques to bring her subjects to life: predominantly using acrylics, pan-pastels and textural mixed-media.

She grew up in a household filled with original works of art and craft, most of which were created by her talented family. Because of this, she has always appreciated the value of art and expressing oneself creatively. Nyree believes that “art makes a house a home”.

Nyree believes that art can play a valuable role in promoting nature conservation, and hopes that her work can contribute to this cause, which is close to her heart. To this end, she is currently working on an extensive series of Australian Wildlife Portraits, particularly focusing on endangered animals. Nyree donates 10% of any profits she makes from the sale of these works to animal and wildlife conservation charities, notably IFAW, RSPCA, Australian Conservation Foundation and Shoalhaven Bat Clinic (all sales of “Siegfried” the Grey-Headed Flying Fox).

She also enjoys the challenge of commissioned pet-portraits, working closely with people who wish to have a special artwork created to capture the unique personalities of their furry companions.

Recently Nyree has rekindled her love of Printmaking and has been learning more about copper and dry-point etching, collagraphs, Lino Cuts and Geli printing. She has also discovered a new passion for Digital Photography thanks to her husband, Tony who is a very talented photographer and excellent personal tutor.

Nyree is a member of the Artists Society of Canberra (ASOC), Megalo Print Studio, Canberra Photographic Society and the Queanbeyan Art Society (QAS). She frequently exhibits at the monthly QAS exhibitions, at which she has been awarded the following:

Nyree has also displayed her work in 4 group exhibitions with members of the ASOC Flora & Fauna workgroup. To date, she has sold over 30 original paintings, and completed 10 commissions.

Email: Nyree.Mason@hotmail.com

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