Benjamin Thomas
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Benjamin Thomas has been painting since the late seventies, however for most of this time he was not exhibiting his work. About twelve years ago, Benjamin and his wife were at a gallery show for a friend and as they were leaving Ben’s wife, aka “The Muse,” told him to go back in. “Your work is as good as that--maybe even better,” she said. That night, Benjamin obeyed The Muse (lucky for us!). The impressionistic sweeps of sky and cloud in Benjamin’s paintings capture more than just an atmospheric quality, but also a heavenly interpretation of the landscape. There is a classical, mature style to the paintings, reminiscent of J.M.W. Turner. Benjamin is often inspired while bicycling, walking or motorcycling, taking in the scenery of Pittsburg, PA. He takes photos of the scene and then works out the concept back in his studio. The large scale of the work matches the impression and mood that each scene conveys, and the light and shadow are carefully balanced to capture something mercurial and nostalgic. The work feels very measured and contemplated, but also full of passion, as if each piece is in pursuit of the joy of painting and the representation of natural beauty.

Lovely Luna
48" x 40" , acrylic painting
$2,000

Sunset Chaser
40" x 48" , acrylic painting
$2,300

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Siren Song
40" x 60" , acrylic painting
$3,275


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Koi Universe
55" x 36" , acrylic painting
$3,300

Spring Moon
34" x 34" , acrylic painting
$1,475

Racing the Dark
26" x 42" , acrylic painting
$1,675


Thunder Maker
34" x 55" , acrylic painting
$2,750

Between Fog and Morning
60" x 60" , acrylic painting
$4,125

Hound in the River Styx
34" x 68" , acrylic painting
$3,475


Sky Candy
50" x 80" , acrylic painting
$5,625


Last Sky before the Dark
40" x 60" , acrylic painting
$3,275

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