Debby Mason was first inspired to begin etching whilst studying ‘A’ Levels at Plymouth College. She went on to complete a foundation course at Exeter College of Art and Design before going on to achieve a BA (Hons) degree in Printmaking at West Surrey College of Art and Design. She was awarded one of three Whatman Paper prizes for the most outstanding printmaker under the age of 35 by The Royal Society of Painter – Etchers and Engravers
Debby now has a workshop at her home in Plymouth where over the last few years she has specialised in etchings of marine life. She is a keen diver, both in her home waters of Plymouth Sound and occasional diving trips abroad for inspiration!
The Natural History Museum in London has requested her etchings for charity fund raising on behalf of the Museum Development Trust. An exhibition ‘Tiger Tails & Dancing Dragons’ was on show at London Zoo for 7 years (2001 to 2008) and has so far raised over £6000 for ‘Project Seahorse’ a conservation/education organisation. She is also involved with EAZA Turtle & Tortoise campaign ‘ShellShock’
She feels most strongly that we constantly take and profit from the sea and put very little of any good back in to it
For two years DEFRA have given Debby’s work as ministerial gifts for the EU.
2004 Aquarium Finisterrae in La Coruna, Spain.
2006/7 L’Oceanografic in Valencia.
2007 ‘The Deep’ in Hull until October
2007 Dartmouth – Higher Street Gallery
2007 – The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
For more information please visit www.debbymason.com