Original oil-paintings

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Original oil-paintings

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Last updated on Feb 7, 2017

An original oil painting especially for you.

Ian Benson

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Ian Benson


Paintings that perfectly occupy their chosen space.

I've always been able to draw and using space became one of my earliest developed and most satisfying skills. Eventually, I found that the same aptitude that made me good at, say, packing suitcases also guided me in composing pictures.

I got my painting genes from my father, who was an artist and generally clever fellow. I grew up trying to imitate his economy of line and his ability to understand and replicate the colors and shapes he could see. Although I love to do the occasional building or landscape, my paintings are usually quite a bit less representational than my father's, far more abstract.

I mostly try to convey space, light and distance to give the viewer the sensation of floating, sometimes amongst geometric figures. This often tends to give my paintings a slightly surreal look and feel.

I'm more than happy to produce commissioned paintings that fit a particular spot, color scheme or context, the more challenging, the better.

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    Born London, England 1943, moved to Brooklyn, NY 1971. Moved to Long Island in 1976. My Brooklyn-born wife and I have three sons and five grandsons.

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