Viewing: 12 April 18-20:00
The Corke Art Gallery is hosting the first show of new work by Paul Bennett since his move from London to the Lake
District which was driven by his desire to get closer to the dramatic landscapes and seascapes he creates as part of
Described as abstracted and expressional, Paul Bennett’s captivating seascape and landscape paintings create a
sense of intimacy and isolation whilst simultaneously leaving the subject open to interpretation.
Whilst being a great admirer of photography and photo-realism, Bennett aims above all to provoke emotional
reactions rather than drawing too heavily on representational accuracy. He relies on memory to create his
fascinating paintings and has deliberately not tied the images to anywhere in particular but rather intends for them
to become eclectic synthesis of time, weather and place.
Bennett’s expressive brushwork and dramatic palette aims to captures the immensity and ethereal quality of
weather through the use of rich textures, multiple layers and poured paint he endows his images with a tactile
nature and his powerful colours capture the intensity of his chosen subject.
For Bennett, viewer engagement is of extreme importance and one of the beauties of his work is its ability to reflect
the mood of the audience, emphasising his intention of enticing people to experience his visions rather than simply
These dramatic representations of the uncontrolled aspects of weather, entwined with an intense emotion are
Gallery Opening times: Wednesday – Saturday 2pm – 5.30pm