A new series of seascapes by the sought-after artist, Tom Benjamin bring to life British coastal environments. All the works are painted on location - created 'en plein air' - in all weathers in Cornwall, the Hebrides and the artist's native Sussex. The works reveal the artist's love of the constantly changing atmosphere, lights and hues of the sea and the memories and imagination that it evokes: "I am fascinated by the many ways land gives way to the sea, from the rich colours of a beach on a sunny day or an abandoned trawler rusting into the sea, to waves crashing against cliffs. Water has so many elements: it has form, it reflects, and we can see into it. The movement of the tides and waves mean that painting directly in front of it stretches all my abilities to the limit." He says.
Tom Benjamin was born in 1967. He trained at Brighton then Norwich School of Art, graduating in 1989. His work is held in private and corporate collections across the UK as well as in the US, Japan and Europe.
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Artists / Speakers: Tom Benjamin.