Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Berkshire Artists
Artist: Fred Bennett
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About The Artist
Fred paints what is around him; that is still-lives of the jugs, bottles, fruit and such in the house, or flowers from the garden. For him, the best way to capture the nature of these things is to employ the expressive possibilities provided by oil painting.
Fred is also attracted to accuracy and detail which can often be achieved through drawing, so working in charcoal or pastel pencils is also important for him.
A concern for understanding the inner workings of things has always motivated Fred and this was evident in his studies. Gaining a B.Sc in Physics took him into the Aerospace industry and then looking for more insight, a Ph.D in Engineering took him into computing. On retirement, Fred wanted to take these concerns into the area of artistic activities and he realised that realistic painting in the traditional “atelier” manner would satisfy him best. This traditional approach to art allows a wide range of expression with great concerns for form,colour and tone.
Fred gained experience in painting and drawing by attendance on courses at various specialist Art Schools. These studies also created a fascination with both portraiture and figure-drawing, which he has maintained.
Berkshire Artist Fred Bennett - "Morning Coffee" in my Studio
Art Groups / Exhibitions
Fred displays his works regularly at various shows and art-society exhibitions. He has recently exhibited successfully with the Mall Galleries-based ING Discerning Eye.
ING Discerning EyeExhibition 2020
Chertsey Artists Ltd
Wokingham Art Society
Crowthorne and Sandhurst Art Society
Rotary sponsored exhibitions in Pangbourne, Streetly and Reading