Graham Benton

Graham  Benton

Graham first visited St. Ives as an art student and was greatly influenced there by many of the notable artist residents such as Peter Lanyon. Graham regularly teaches painting at local community centres. He was elected as an associate of the RBSA in 1986, and a full member in 2004. Galleries which have featured his pieces include Stafford Art Gallery, Penzance Art Gallery and 273 Gallery, London. Graham currently splits his time between his studio in Walsall and his beloved Cornwall. Although often abstract and non-representational in appearance, Graham’s paintings are unmistakably influenced by the landscapes of West Penwith. The free brushwork in his paintings stems from the movement of the sea against rock and shore. Earth and marine colours predominate whilst perspective and a stable viewpoint are eliminated. Graham’s pleasure in using paint creates a very personal vision. Graham works in all mediums, but mostly oils and mixed media. He accepts commissions. Prices range from £300 – £2,000. It is possible to visit Graham in his studio by prior arrangement.