Paul Bennett – NEW ARRIVALS !
Paul graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2001. As he puts it, he then ‘fell into Graphic Design’ for several years before setting up a painting studio by Kew Bridge in London.
After several successful exhibitions, Paul became a full-time professional Fine Artist working, at first, on portraiture and then experimenting with abstract seascapes and landscapes. After a decade in London, he relocated to the Lake District with his family and gains much inspiration from the locality.
Paul’s seascapes and landscapes are inspired by the memories and experiences of a place, ‘an eclectic synthesis of place, weather and season’. Back in the studio, Paul sometimes uses photography as reference material for initial mark-making and ideas. He uses oil paint, creating depth through layers of sparingly applied pigment.
‘The paint is applied in this way to give the artwork itself a narrative and history, where the processes of its creation can be glimpsed at in places – not dissimilar to the way in which memory deals with the hazy recollection of a place once visited’
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