Paul Bennett -- Plein air painter
Paintings with passion

Paul Alex Bennett

Painting passionately in acrylic, watermedia and oil for the past 15 years has widened my appreciation of the beauty of the world around us. I share my enthusiasm for Nature through my paintings.

Primarily a plein air painter, on rainy days I do turn to my original photographs and sketches for studio paintings. I'm reaching for mastery of watermedia. My web site should give you a good idea of the influences I'm receptive to.

I paint plein air with like-minded painters in Victoria, B.C. and Jasper, Alberta, who encourage me greatly in my accomplishments.

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria and continue my studies with the masters through the internet, museums and book learning.

Acclaimed painters I have recently workshopped with include Stephen Quiller, Robert Genn, Michael O'Toole, Brian Atyeo and Brian Simons. I'm particularly awed by Quiller's colour expertise.