With global representation, fine artist Paul Bennett specialises in contemporary semi-abstract seascapes and landscapes, abstraction and also distinctive portraiture. The three themes are very different in mood, style and perspective, but both endeavour to generate a sense of intimacy and isolation while leaving the subject open to interpretation. The intention is to create from memory to produce finished work that is abstracted and more expressional than representational. Paul's work is in private and public collection worldwide.
It has been Bennett's aim to create work that is most definitely painted; accomplished by using rich textures, multiple layers and brush/palette knife marks. This becomes a way of escaping the everyday, mass produced visuals that we are constantly exposed to and the way in which we now digest and assimilate our visual world. His approach is to record and comment on things that are more than visually apparent: to tease out more than the eye can see, to draw people in and invite them to experience – not just consume – an image.
"...perfect brooding landscape..." The Times
"Paul's paintings are abstract and expressionistic. ... his paintings are refreshingly individual and unique. We can see the brushstrokes, the palette knife, and the paint – which, combined with his rich palette, result in stunning semi-abstract paintings." Jo Baring - Curator of the Ingram Collection
"Having sourced numerous artworks for collectors and corporate clients alike, I see first hand how people react to seeing his paintings... The skill, detail, materials used, and finish make Paul’s work really stand out." Scott Phillips, Rise Art
"In creating exceptionally stunning semi-abstract seascape paintings, artist Paul Bennett irrefutably warrants reference to any literature about seascape artists and paintings... This highly esteemed contemporary artist has a strong online presence and is much-admired within this highly expressive and elusive subject of painting." GEOFFREY CHATTEN
"...he captures the immensity and ethereal quality of weather... the artist endows his images with a tactile nature and his powerful colours capture the subjects' intensity." VIEW GALLERY
"Intense, atmospheric, Raw, Vulnerable and yet disarming, remote but abstract, intimate but isolated. Bennett creates beautiful, engaging paintings, rife with ambiguity." New Blood Art