"The seascape and landscape paintings created are inspired by memory and experience and are developed using artistic intuition. They are not tied into any specific region or time, they are an eclectic synthesis of place, weather and season.2
With global representation, fine artist Paul Bennett specialises in contemporary seascape and landscapes paintings, abstract paintings and also contemporary portraiture paintings. The three styles are very different but all strive to generate a sense of intimacy and isolation while leaving the subject open to interpretation. The Seascape and Landscape paintings are created from memories rather than images to produce finished pieces, resulting in more abstracted and expressive pieces than realistic. The portraiture has a different angle and the aim is to reinvent the mass produced and give it a more visceral interpretation.
Found in private and public collections worldwide, Paul’s main aim is to create work that is most definitely painted; an antidote to mass produced visuals consumed everyday. This is accomplished by using rich textures, multiple layers and brush/palette knife marks. Paul wants his paintings to tease out more than the eye can see, to draw people in and invite them to experience – not just consume – an image.
Paul graduated from art school in 2001. He is originally from London, but now lives and works in the wild and inspiring Lake District, Cumbria.
His works can be found in public and private collections worldwide. Paul’s paintings are represented by galleries that also sell the works of Picasso, Hirst, Rothko, Matisse, Newman and Warhol, as well as many other revered artists.