UK artist Paul Bennett was born in 1975, in Buckinghamshire, on the outskirts of London.
After graduating from art college in 2001 with a BA Honours in Fine Art Painting, Bennett establishing a successful career as a graphic designer in the City of London before returning to his love of painting. He is now a full time painter who lives & works in the wild and inspiring Lake District area of Cumbria.
With global representation, Bennett specialises in contemporary abstract seascape & landscape paintings. His work generates a sense of intimacy and isolation while leaving the subject open to interpretation. The intention is to create from memory and produce finished work that is abstracted and more expressional than representational.
The advance of digital imagery signifies that almost anything is possible within the realm of our visual imagination. It has been Bennett's aim to create work that is most definitely painted; accomplished by using rich textures, multiple layers, poured paint 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.
His works can be found in public and private collections worldwide. Paul's paintings are represented by galleries that also sell the works of Picasso, Hirst, Rothko, Matisse, Newman and Warhol, as well as many other revered artists.