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Paul Masset

We are currently featuring the work of an Anglo-French artist, Paul Masset, who works mainly in pastels and sometimes oils to create stunning landscapes and seascapes. You can see his works on display in our Gallery in Midhurst, West Sussex, or browse and buy from our full collection of Masset works below.

Paul Masset, was born in 1967 and brought up just outside Paris. At the age of eight his maternal grandfather, the late Gordon Gash of Midhurst, had introduced the young Paul to painting in oils but the defining influence of his art was derived from Peter Norton (1913-1995) who founded the Cubertou Art Centre in south west France. It was here that Paul, from the age of 16, was introduced to the medium of soft pastel inspired by Peter’s friendship with Paul Maze (1887-1979). Paul quickly showed a remarkable aptitude in acquiring Maze’s freedom and vitality of execution through this medium.

Like Paul Maze (who lived at Treyford), Paul Masset is a bi-lingual Frenchman with a foot on both sides of the channel. The Normandy School of impressionism (Monet; Manet; Sisely; Maze), the capturing of atmosphere through light and colour (Braque; Matisse; Derain) and their revelation through the medium of pastel (Degas; Vuillard; Delacroix) are the influences Paul Masset brings together in his love of nature, land and sea.

In recent years, Paul has increasingly painted in oils and demonstrates his personal and unique sensibility in his pastel drawings and paintings of Normandy, Brittany, the South of France and West Sussex.
Paul Masset has exhibited in London, Paris, Versailles, St Germain-en-Laye, Strasbourg and Chichester and many times at The Midhurst Gallery. He and his family live near Rouen.


Please scroll through our Featured Works below, or use the button on the right to view a slideshow.

(Please note, the prices displayed on this website include VAT (where applicable) and DELIVERY of the artwork to your home/business address - If you would like to collect your artwork from our Gallery in Midhurst, the price will be adjusted accordingly - please call or email for further details on Collection prices.)

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