About

A short history of my career

My story began with a five year apprenticeship in Signwriting beginning in the late 1950’s where I was taught all aspects of display and silk screen printing (prior to photo stencils), spray painting, murals, artwork and of course signwriting. We had to mix our own casein colours from powdered pigment and a foul smelling liquid called nu-dope which we mixed in a ten gallon drum with ammonia, phenol and a few other bits and pieces. Yuk! Following that I spent time with a paint manufacturing company called Pamm Paints and then a stint with the Sydney County Council until I decided to start my own company. Over a period of about 22 years Icontracted to a few companies painting billboards (which I also built on my own). For nine years I was painting and writing advertising on up to 80 buses per year (before computerised vinyl signs). The last 14 years I was the in-house Scenic Artist for Warner Bros. Movie World on the gold coast in Queensland until finally retiring. I now paint originally just with Acrylics but now also with Oils, all subject matter but I seem to always return to seascapes as water fascinates me as in the many different ways and colours used to portray the waves and foam. My other hobbies are golf (played poorly) and occasionally fishing, but these days not so often.
“Bondi Beach” 100cm x 75cm Acrylics on canvas
© Copyright All Rights Reserved Paul Bennett 2020

About

A short history of my career

My story began with a five year apprenticeship in Signwriting beginning in the late 1950’s where I was taught all aspects of display and silk screen printing (prior to photo stencils), spray painting, murals, artwork and of course signwriting. We had to mix our own casein colours from powdered pigment and a foul smelling liquid called nu-dope which we mixed in a ten gallon drum with ammonia, phenol and a few other bits and pieces. Yuk! Following that I spent time with a paint manufacturing company called Pamm Paints and then a stint with the Sydney County Council until I decided to start my own company. Over a period of about 22 years Icontracted to a few companies painting billboards (which I also built on my own). For nine years I was painting and writing advertising on up to 80 buses per year (before computerised vinyl signs). The last 14 years I was the in-house Scenic Artist for Warner Bros. Movie World on the gold coast in Queensland until finally retiring. I now paint originally just with Acrylics but now also with Oils, all subject matter but I seem to always return to seascapes as water fascinates me as in the many different ways and colours used to portray the waves and foam. My other hobbies are golf (played poorly) and occasionally fishing, but these days not so often.
© Copyright All Rights Reserved Paul Bennett 2020
“Bondi Beach” 100cm x 75cm Acrylics on canvas.
© Copyright All Rights Reserved Paul Bennett 2020

About

A short history of my career

My story began with a five year apprenticeship in Signwriting beginning in the late 1950’s where I was taught all aspects of display and silk screen printing (prior to photo stencils), spray painting, murals, artwork and of course signwriting. We had to mix our own casein colours from powdered pigment and a foul smelling liquid called nu-dope which we mixed in a ten gallon drum with ammonia, phenol and a few other bits and pieces. Yuk! Following that I spent time with a paint manufacturing company called Pamm Paints and then a stint with the Sydney County Council until I decided to start my own company. Over a period of about 22 years I contracted to a few companies painting billboards (which I also built on my own). For nine years I was painting and writing advertising on up to 80 buses per year (before computerised vinyl signs). The last 14 years I was the in- house Scenic Artist for Warner Bros. Movie World on the gold coast in Queensland until finally retiring. I now paint originally just with Acrylics but now also with Oils, all subject matter but I seem to always return to seascapes as water fascinates me as in the many different ways and colours used to portray the waves and foam. My other hobbies are golf (played poorly) and occasionally fishing, but these days not so often.

“Bondi Beach”

100cm x 75cm Acrylics on canvas
© Copyright All Rights Reserved Paul Bennett 2020
© Copyright All Rights Reserved Paul Bennett 2020

About

A short history of my career

My story began with a five year apprenticeship in Signwriting beginning in the late 1950’s where I was taught all aspects of display and silk screen printing (prior to photo stencils), spray painting, murals, artwork and of course signwriting. We had to mix our own casein colours from powdered pigment and a foul smelling liquid called nu- dope which we mixed in a ten gallon drum with ammonia, phenol and a few other bits and pieces. Yuk! Following that I spent time with a paint manufacturing company called Pamm Paints and then a stint with the Sydney County Council until I decided to start my own company. Over a period of about 22 years Icontracted to a few companies painting billboards (which I also built on my own). For nine years I was painting and writing advertising on up to 80 buses per year (before computerised vinyl signs). The last 14 years I was the in-house Scenic Artist for Warner Bros. Movie World on the gold coast in Queensland until finally retiring. I now paint originally just with Acrylics but now also with Oils, all subject matter but I seem to always return to seascapes as water fascinates me as in the many different ways and colours used to portray the waves and foam. My other hobbies are golf (played poorly) and occasionally fishing, but these days not so often.
© Copyright All Rights Reserved Paul Bennett 2020