The Night is Now Behind Us 1

900mm X 900mm X 40mm
Oil on Deep Edged Canvas
£1,800.00 (Inclusive of VAT), plus P&P


Limited Edition Giclée Print Available

The Night is Now Behind Us 1 Seascape Paintings
Original Fine Art Painting by Paul Bennett


A closer look…

Seascape and Landscape Paintings

“The Night is Now Behind Us 1” is one of two seascape paintings that was created after a trip to Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean. Paul likes to explore further a field for inspiration and the Indian Ocean has plenty to offer. These two seascape paintings include a slightly different light.  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.

Paul chooses to capture and communicate the experience this way as it reflects life with its unceasing process of observing, experiencing, interpreting, storing – and ultimately – reflecting. The result he strives 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 Paul refers 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 it is all an abstract interpretation of the memories he has and places he has experienced. This is all brought together with constant experimentation. The paintings are continuously evolving with the process directly influencing the next work.

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 he paints. It works well when applied thickly yet can create great depth when worked into the surface sparingly, leaving previous layers partially exposed. The paint is applied in this way 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.

Paul has been developing his process for over ten years.

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