Original art for sale at | Crystal by Benjamin  Thomas | $600 | acrylic painting | 12' h x 20' w | ..\art\acrylic-painting-Crystal-74381

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Benjamin Thomas
Ugallery 5345197515 UGallery

Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front and back


12" h x 20" w x 1.5" d |3 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $600



Artist Benjamin Thomas paints a portrait of a woman named Crystal. She poses in profile with her wavy hair tied in a bun and her bangs obscuring her eyes. He delicately displays a quaint relationship between light and shadow. "This is a great example of embracing my mistakes," says Benjamin. "The dark side of the canvas was bumped and cracked. Instead of a problem, I saw it as a moment to create more cracks as a textural complement to the smooth skin of the portrait."

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 Pittsburgh, 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.

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