Benjamin R Warner was born in Cornwall in 1970. He studied at Falmouth School of Art and Design. Upon graduation, he moved to London to commence a career in illustration.
Lighthouse Gallery have been showing Benjamin Warner's paintings consistently since his return to Cornwall in 2004. Observing and taking notes in the early mornings and at sunset, he returns to the studio to work on his canvases (often several at a time) building up an image, scraping and rubbing it back down, smudging into and applying glazes (think Turner here and Whistler's nocturnes, both Warner's heroes) until, through this process of creation and obfuscation, he succeeds in capturing light and atmosphere almost in the manner of an old master but with an entirely contemporary nuance.
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