Mason was born in London and has been a native there for 50 years.
He never attended a ‘normal’ art college. His artistic education began when he was about 12 or 13. One night while attending his local youth centre his Judo class was cancelled and so he wandered into the art class where his friend was doing classes. He continued wandering in and out every night for about 15 years.
The teachers there at the time were students supplementing their grants by working at the centre while creating their own pieces. They went on to become leading lights in the UK contemporary art world having graduated from The Royal Academy of Arts, The Royal College of Arts and Central St Martins.
Art has always remained his passion, however Mason left it to one side while he began a career that was very much removed from the world of art. He cannot reveal all the details of his career path however these are the edited highlights: Judo/Self Defence Instructor, Freelance Security Contractor, Security Consultant/Freelance Intelligence Analyst, Journalist specialising in Intelligence/Espionage/Terrorism, Law Graduate, Barrister.
Masons work has been considered controversial and provocative, however he never try’s to be controversial in his subject matter just for the sake of it. There is always an underlying reason for the work he produces. More recently Mason’s art career has seriously taken off and he has become one of the most sort after UK artists. He has been widely credited as being the actual painter behind Banksy’s “Devolved Parliament” piece which sold for over £10 Million a few years back. This of course has propelled him to new heights with his originals selling before being completed and all of his print editions selling out in a few minutes. The true identity of Mason Storm is currently unknown!