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Profile: Paul Bennett

Paul Bennett

Paul Bennett is a contemporary Fine Artist specialising in unique Figurative and Seascape paintings using oils on canvas. The two themes are very different in mood and style, but both are made from using traditional techniques and both rely on drawing from memory to create finished work that is abstracted and more expressional than representational. He endeavours to generate a sense of intimacy and isolation while leaving the subject open to interpretation. Paul Bennett is an established artist whose work is shown in galleries across the country and also has a strong online presence. He's list of international clients is constantly expanding and includes art lovers, eagled eyed collectors and those looking to take their first steps into the world of fine art.

The seascapes Paul creates are influenced from exploring some of the lesser known and more isolated wildernesses along the U.K.'s coastline. The untouched, rugged shores with the backdrop of quick changing and unpredictable weather, with its haunting skies, low sun, long shadows and wild clouds. The still air devoid of sound apart from the waves hitting the beach. Winding rock pools and resting on the horizon are distant islands coming in and out of view, fighting their way through the mist. The bleak is balanced with the wild. Paul attempts to capture these shores with layers of thick textured oil paint, paint splatters and the use of the brush and palette knife. The sky is interpreted as sweeping blues and yellows/browns and brings contrast and balance to the composition. The final work is slightly abstracted, but Paul aims to maintain the sense of being remote.


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