Paul Bennett

Paul Bennett was listed as one of Abstract Artist Gallery’s top 10 artists in 2012.
Paul’s solo show, ‘The Light and the Darkness’ toured around the UK and USA.
When painting landscapes, Paul mainly works from memory.

Paul Bennett embarked on his artistic career after graduating from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in 2001. Initially falling into graphic design, Paul soon made the move from the corporate office to the art studio, which reignited his love of painting as “a more tactile way of creating”. Since then, Paul’s artistic journey has been a process of constant experimentation and discovery. Once a portrait painter, Paul has more recently turned to landscape paintings, primarily working on atmospheric seascapes and vast abstract vistas.

Paul Bennett’s Exhibitions

Ever since his turn from graphic design to fine art, Paul’s work has been shown constantly in exhibitions around the UK as well as internationally. In 2018, Paul’s solo show ‘The Light and the Darkness’ toured the UK and USA, showing in five different galleries in five months. The exhibition showcased some of Paul’s more dramatic and tonal paintings as he introduced bold reds and rich blues onto his canvases. Paul mostly paints from memories, and in this collection he recalls trips to the far-flung shores of Western Scotland and the Isle of Skye. In the same year, Paul also showed a selection of his seascape paintings at Affordable Art Fair, Gallery Different and Edinburgh Art Fair.


Prior to the success of his landscape and seascape paintings, Paul was known for his striking and visceral portraiture. Working from found images, Paul’s expressionist style formed raw and direct paintings. The unfinished quality of these paintings, as demonstrated in pieces such as The Long Goodbye and More Than Words communicates the singularity of the subject and the emotive tone of each portrait.

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Selected Works

Sea from the Past by Paul Bennett

Sea from the Past

Paintings - 90x90 cm
Beyond Horizons by Paul Bennett

Beyond Horizons

Paintings - 90x90 cm
The Hidden Shore by Paul Bennett

The Hidden Shore

Paintings - 101x76 cm
Lost Horizons by Paul Bennett

Lost Horizons

Paintings - 101x76 cm
The Far Horizon by Paul Bennett

The Far Horizon

Paintings - 60x97 cm
Dawn Glow by Paul Bennett

Dawn Glow

Paintings - 100x100 cm
Eternal Dawn by Paul Bennett

Eternal Dawn

Paintings - 50x60 cm
The Departing Dawn by Paul Bennett

The Departing Dawn

Paintings - 50x120 cm
Winter Dawn by Paul Bennett

Winter Dawn

Paintings - 80x80 cm
The Rolling Mist by Paul Bennett

The Rolling Mist

Paintings - 50x60 cm

Beyond the Lost Sea

Paintings - 50x50 cm

The Oceans Edge

Paintings - 101x101 cm

Journeys End

Paintings - 50x120 cm


Paintings - 61x61 cm

The Storm Sleeps

Paintings - 100x120 cm

Burnt Dawn

Paintings - 80x80 cm

The Weeping Seas

Paintings - 100x100 cm

Ocean Flow

Paintings - 100x100 cm

Ocean Tides

Paintings - 50x70 cm

Dreams of Tomorrow 1

Paintings - 100x100 cm

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