Paul Bennett

Paul Bennett

Kendal, Cumbria, United Kingdom

About Paul Bennett

Paul Bennett is an international contemporary Fine Artist specialising in exceptional semi-abstract seascape/landscape paintings and also unique portraiture. The two themes are very different in mood and style, but both are made from using a mix of traditional techniques and more unconventional painting methods. Both rely on drawing from memory to create finished work that is abstracted and more expressional than representational. Bennett endeavours to generate a sense of intimacy and isolation while leaving the subject open to interpretation.

With the digital age well and truly with us, the advances of visual media means that almost anything is possible within the boundaries of our imagination. It has been Bennett's aim to create work that is most definitely a painting; 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. Bennett is a great admirer of photography and photorealism and appreciates the technical ability to produce such works. However, 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.

Education

BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting)

Exhibitions

The Padstow Gallery, Cornwall, U.K. - 01/09/2018

Arkley Fine Art, Hitchin, U.K. - 13/09/2018

International Art Acquisitions,
New York, U.S.A. - 23/09/2018

Gallery Different, London, U.K. - 04/10/2018

Gormleys Fine Art, Belfast,
Northern Ireland U.K. - 03/1 1/2018

Lowry Hotel
Comme Ca Art, April, 2014 - London

Point of View
Gallery Different, February, 2014 - London

The brewery
February, 2014 - Cumbria

The Royal Automobile Club
January, 2014 - Pall Mall, London

The Glasshouse
November, 2013 - Edinburgh

Edinburgh Art Fair
November, 2013 - Edinburgh

International Art Acquisitions
November, 2013 - New York, U.S.A.

Galerie “In de oude school”
November, 2013 - Holland

Affordable Art Fair
October, 2013 - Battersea, London

SUMMER SHOW
Scotland Art
August, 2013 - Glasgow

SUMMER SHOW
Off the Wall
July, 2013 - Cardiff

Summer Salon
View Gallery
July, 2013 - Bristol

Artisan
Comme Ca Art
June, 2013 - Manchester

Du Wang Centre
May, 2013 - Shenzhen, China

Claremont Gallery
May, 2013 - Seven Oaks

Oxford art fair
May, 2013 - Oxford

Asia Contemporary Art Show
May, 2013 - Hong Kong

WHITEHOUSE GALLERY - LANDSCAPES
May, 2013 - Scotland

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR
ABSTRACTS
April, 2013 - Bristol

OFF THE WALL GALLERY
February, 2013- Wales

CORKE GALLERY EXHIBITION
January, 2013 - Liverpool

LOWRY HOTEL WINTER SHOW
November, 2012 – January, 2013 - Manchester

Gullane Gallery
November, 2012 – Gullane

AAF London
October & November, 2012 – Battersea & Hampstead

Off the Wall Gallery
November, 2012 – Cardiff

White House Gallery
November, 2012 – Kirkcudbright

ExHibition at Harvey Nichols
July 31st - September 24th, 2012 – Manchester

Courtyard Gallery
3rd August, 2012 – Bristol

Gallery Q
15th June, 2012 – Dundee

Art at Five
1th June - 10th June, 2012 – Brighton

AAF Bristol
June, 2012 – Bristol

View Gallery
12th April - 5th June, 2012 – Bristol

Corke Gallery
12th April - 25th May, 2012 – Liverpool

WESTON PARK
2nd Jan, 2012 – The Granary Gallery, Shropshire

GIFTED @ MARBURAE GALLERY
Marburae House, 6 Athey Street,
Macclesfield, Cheshire
15th December, 2011 – 8th January, 2012

VZ GALLERY
28, Cheshire Street (off Brick Lane), London
1st – 15th December, 2011

EDINBURGH ART FAIR
The Corn Exchange
18th to 20th November, 2011

AFFORDABLE ART FAIRS
London – Battersea - w/ the Lighthouse Gallery
London – Hampstead – w/ the Lighthouse Gallery
Singapore – w/ the F.A. Gallery
October & November, 2011

TIGHNABRUAICH GALLERY
October, 2011 – Tighnabruaich, Scotland

MANCHESTER ART FAIR
Quay House, Quay Street, off Spinningfields, Manchester
28th October, 2011

THE ARCHITECTS GALLERY
29th Sept, 2011 – The Architects Gallery, Middlesex

SUMMER SHOW
July – August, 2011 – The Lighthouse Gallery, Cornwall

COAST TO COAST
June – July, 2011 – The Wey Gallery, Surrey

UNINVISABLE
June, 2011 – The Lowry Hotel, Manchester

Desire @ the portman gallery
May, 2011 – Chelsea Town Hall, London

CHELSEA ART FAIR
SEASCAPES
April, 2011 – Chelsea Town Hall, London

F.A. GALLERY
March, 2011 – Taipei City, Taiwan

HIDDEN PORTRAITS
January, 2011 – View Gallery, Bristol

86 ST JAMES’S STREET
SEASCAPES
February, 2011 – Pall Mall, London

RAC WINTER SHOW
SEASCAPES
Winter, 2010 – Pall Mall, London

ART FAIRS
Autumn, 2010 – Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London – Manchester Art Fair – Edinburgh Art Fair

TIGHNABRUAICH GALLERY
September, 2010 – Tighnabruaich, Scotland

ZUMA
September, 2010 – Brigton

BAYS AND BEACHES
Lighthouse Gallery
August, 2010 – Penzance, Cornwall

OPEN SPACE GALLERIES
SEASCAPES & PORTRAIT
July 16, 2010 – Penryn, Cornwall

BRISTOL ART FAIR
May 14, 2010 – Bristol

ARTSPACE 2010
May 8, 2010 – Henley-on-Thames

GRANGER GALLERY
December, 2009 – Whitstable

CHAMELEON GALLERY
November, 2009 – Brighton

LAUDERDALE HOUSE
April, 2009 – Archway, London

HUMAN @ THE ART LOUNGE
June, 2009 – The Mailbox, Birmingham

NEW BLOOD ART
PORTRAIT
November, 2008 – Chiswick, London

DIESEL HOUSE
March, 2008 – Kew, London

RAW CANVAS
October, 2001 – Old Aldwich Tube St, London

CANDID ARTS
May and August, 2001 – Islington, London