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Paul Bennett

About the artist

The Times described works by painter Paul Bennett as “…perfect brooding landscape…”. Paul Bennett says “The seascape and landscape paintings 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. I choose to capture and communicate my experience this way as it reflects life with its unceasing process of observing, experiencing, interpreting, storing – and ultimately – reflecting. The result I strive for is a unique and original visual experience that has captured not only the sense of somewhere/sometime, but also the more subtle notion of recollection..

“Occasionally I refer to photography as a starting point and as a way to engage with the surface and begin the initial mark-making process. After this point, everything is an abstract interpretation of the memories I have and places I have experienced. This is all brought together with constant experimenting and I find the works are continuously evolving and influencing the next.

“Oil paint is the medium that plays a big part in capturing the essence of a faded memory and lends itself nicely to the way I paint. The paint is applied to give the artwork itself a narrative and history, where the process of its creation can be glimpsed at in places – not dissimilar to the way in which the memory deals with the hazy recollection of a place once visited.”