P A U L
B E N N E T T

FINE ARTIST

‘My paintings are an eclectic synthesis of place, weather and season.
They reflect life with its unceasing process of observing, experiencing, interpreting, storing – and ultimately – reflecting.’

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The seascape and landscape paintings created 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. 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.
The Abstract paintings that Paul creates are more elemental and aim to open up new ways in which we consume our surroundings. And like all his other work, they are created to be defined by the viewer and to offer the chance to explore.
Abstracted paintings are left more open for interpretation, with the viewer given more opportunities to explore more – it can be what you want it to be, mean what you want it to mean. This is where the insight of the viewer plays a big part in the way the paintings is concluded.
As with the seascapes, rich oil paint is the medium of choice, but the application is different. Paint is built up, and taken away again in multiple layers to reveal an intense, bright focal point in an otherwise
abstracted painting.

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