paul bennett-ARTIST
A short history of my career
In my mid teens a twelve month course of Commercial Art at Darlinghurst, Sydney was followed by a five year apprenticeship in Signwriting, mural painting and general display where I learned to master the trade of hand painted signwork and murals. Working under a master craftsman the why’s and how’s were drummed into me before finishing the apprenticeship in the early 1960’s. After five years I started my own Sign Company and for the next twenty something years contracted work for many large firms, including nine years painting and signwriting advertising on eighty plus buses per year (pre vinyl). In 1990 I moved my family to Queensland and worked as the in-house Scenic Artist/Signwriter for Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast for fourteen years until my retirement. After a few years and painting a few family portraits my passion for painting was renewed and I began painting exclusively with  Acrylics. Soon Oils crept back and I was shortly in full swing a continuous string of works. In 2011 I joined the Royal Queensland Art Society (Gold Coast Branch) and have won many awards and sold paintings since. I now have my work in most Australian States, U.S. and France and have completed commissions here in Australia. I paint in a realistic style using photo references as I find that is the best way to achieve the correct colours and perspective. I paint all genres such as nature, seascapes, landscapes, still life and portraits and will post to all countries. We have now moved back to the New South Wales North coast town of Yamba where we intend to stay. I am always available for commissions.
Gold Coast Show Visual Arts: 2012…….Highly Commended…Acrylics/Oils                  First Prize…..Portraits 2013…….Highly Commended…..Portraits Light, Space and Time Online Gallery: 2012…….September….Special Recognition       October……..Special Recognition Royal Queensland Art Society: 2012…….May…………Highly Commended       June…………Heather Blackstock Award       July………….Artist’s Choice Winner       August……….First Prize       November……Highly Commended December/January………First Prize 2013…….July…………..Artist’s Choice Winner                   August………First Prize 2014…….April…….GC Film Festival First Prize                  May……..Big Art Awards..Highly Comm December/January………First Prize December Chroma Artist of the Year….Third Prize 2015……..March………..Highly Commended
Awards
About me
paul bennett-ARTIST
A short history of my career
In my mid teens a twelve month course of Commercial Art at Darlinghurst, Sydney was followed by a five year apprenticeship in Signwriting, mural painting and general display where I learned to master the trade of hand painted signwork and murals. Working under a master craftsman the why’s and how’s were drummed into me before finishing the apprenticeship in the early 1960’s. After five years I started my own Sign Company and for the next twenty something years contracted work for many large firms, including nine years painting and signwriting advertising on eighty plus buses per year (pre vinyl). In 1990 I moved my family to Queensland and worked as the in- house Scenic Artist/Signwriter for Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast for fourteen years until my retirement. After a few years and painting a few family portraits my passion for painting was renewed and I began painting exclusively with  Acrylics. Soon Oils crept back and I was shortly in full swing a continuous string of works. In 2011 I joined the Royal Queensland Art Society (Gold Coast Branch) and have won many awards and sold paintings since. I now have my work in most Australian States, U.S. and France and have completed commissions here in Australia. I paint in a realistic style using photo references as I find that is the best way to achieve the correct colours and perspective. I paint all genres such as nature, seascapes, landscapes, still life and portraits and will post to all countries. We have now moved back to the New South Wales North coast town of Yamba where we intend to stay. I am always available for commissions.
Gold Coast Show Visual Arts: 2012…….Highly Commended…Acrylics/Oils                  First Prize…..Portraits 2013…….Highly Commended…..Portraits Light, Space and Time Online Gallery: 2012…….September….Special Recognition       October……..Special Recognition Royal Queensland Art Society: 2012…….May…………Highly Commended       June…………Heather Blackstock Award       July………….Artist’s Choice Winner       August……….First Prize       November……Highly Commended December/January………First Prize 2013…….July…………..Artist’s Choice Winner                   August………First Prize 2014…….April…….GC Film Festival First Prize                  May……..Big Art Awards..Highly Comm December/January………First Prize December Chroma Artist of the Year….Third Prize 2015……..March………..Highly Commended
Awards
About me
paul bennett-ARTIST
A short history of my career
In my mid teens a twelve month course of Commercial Art at Darlinghurst, Sydney was followed by a five year apprenticeship in Signwriting, mural painting and general display where I learned to master the trade of hand painted signwork and murals. Working under a master craftsman the why’s and how’s were drummed into me before finishing the apprenticeship in the early 1960’s. After five years I started my own Sign Company and for the next twenty something years contracted work for many large firms, including nine years painting and signwriting advertising on eighty plus buses per year (pre vinyl). In 1990 I moved my family to Queensland and worked as the in-house Scenic Artist/Signwriter for Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast for fourteen years until my retirement. After a few years and painting a few family portraits my passion for painting was renewed and I began painting exclusively with  Acrylics. Soon Oils crept back and I was shortly in full swing a continuous string of works. In 2011 I joined the Royal Queensland Art Society (Gold Coast Branch) and have won many awards and sold paintings since. I now have my work in most Australian States, U.S. and France and have completed commissions here in Australia. I paint in a realistic style using photo references as I find that is the best way to achieve the correct colours and perspective. I paint all genres such as nature, seascapes, landscapes, still life and portraits and will post to all countries. We have now moved back to the New South Wales North coast town of Yamba where we intend to stay. I am always available for commissions.
Gold Coast Show Visual Arts: 2012…….Highly Commended…Acrylics/Oils                  First Prize…..Portraits 2013…….Highly Commended…..Portraits Light, Space and Time Online Gallery: 2012…….September….Special Recognition       October……..Special Recognition Royal Queensland Art Society: 2012…….May…………Highly Commended       June…………Heather Blackstock Award       July………….Artist’s Choice Winner       August……….First Prize       November……Highly Commended December/January………First Prize 2013…….July…………..Artist’s Choice Winner                   August………First Prize 2014…….April…….GC Film Festival First Prize                  May……..Big Art Awards..Highly Comm December/January………First Prize December Chroma Artist of the Year….Third Prize 2015……..March………..Highly Commended
Awards
About me
paul bennett-ARTIST
A short history of my career
In my mid teens a twelve month course of Commercial Art at Darlinghurst, Sydney was followed by a five year apprenticeship in Signwriting, mural painting and general display where I learned to master the trade of hand painted signwork and murals. Working under a master craftsman the why’s and how’s were drummed into me before finishing the apprenticeship in the early 1960’s. After five years I started my own Sign Company and for the next twenty something years contracted work for many large firms, including nine years painting and signwriting advertising on eighty plus buses per year (pre vinyl). In 1990 I moved my family to Queensland and worked as the in-house Scenic Artist/Signwriter for Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast for fourteen years until my retirement. After a few years and painting a few family portraits my passion for painting was renewed and I began painting exclusively with  Acrylics. Soon Oils crept back and I was shortly in full swing a continuous string of works. In 2011 I joined the Royal Queensland Art Society (Gold Coast Branch) and have won many awards and sold paintings since. I now have my work in most Australian States, U.S. and France and have completed commissions here in Australia. I paint in a realistic style using photo references as I find that is the best way to achieve the correct colours and perspective. I paint all genres such as nature, seascapes, landscapes, still life and portraits and will post to all countries. We have now moved back to the New South Wales North coast town of Yamba where we intend to stay. I am always available for commissions.
About me
paul bennett-ARTIST
A short history of my career
In my mid teens a twelve month course of Commercial Art at Darlinghurst, Sydney was followed by a five year apprenticeship in Signwriting, mural painting and general display where I learned to master the trade of hand painted signwork and murals. Working under a master craftsman the why’s and how’s were drummed into me before finishing the apprenticeship in the early 1960’s. After five years I started my own Sign Company and for the next twenty something years contracted work for many large firms, including nine years painting and signwriting advertising on eighty plus buses per year (pre vinyl). In 1990 I moved my family to Queensland and worked as the in-house Scenic Artist/Signwriter for Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast for fourteen years until my retirement. After a few years and painting a few family portraits my passion for painting was renewed and I began painting exclusively with  Acrylics. Soon Oils crept back and I was shortly in full swing a continuous string of works. In 2011 I joined the Royal Queensland Art Society (Gold Coast Branch) and have won many awards and sold paintings since. I now have my work in most Australian States, U.S. and France and have completed commissions here in Australia. I paint in a realistic style using photo references as I find that is the best way to achieve the correct colours and perspective. I paint all genres such as nature, seascapes, landscapes, still life and portraits and will post to all countries. We have now moved back to the New South Wales North coast town of Yamba where we intend to stay. I am always available for commissions.
Gold Coast Show Visual Arts: 2012…….Highly Commended…Acrylics/Oils                  First Prize…..Portraits 2013…….Highly Commended…..Portraits Light, Space and Time Online Gallery: 2012…….September….Special Recognition       October……..Special Recognition Royal Queensland Art Society: 2012…….May…………Highly Commended       June…………Heather Blackstock Award       July………….Artist’s Choice Winner       August……….First Prize       November……Highly Commended December/January………First Prize 2013…….July…………..Artist’s Choice Winner                   August………First Prize 2014…….April…….GC Film Festival First Prize                  May……..Big Art Awards..Highly Comm December/January………First Prize December Chroma Artist of the Year….Third Prize 2015……..March………..Highly Commended
Awards
About me