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Gambling Clouds

Benjamin Thomas
Ugallery 5345195662 UGallery

Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front and back

2021

34" h x 34" w x 1.5" d |8 lbs. 5 oz.

In stock $1,775

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"When starting a work the most overlooked detail is the size of the canvas," says artist Benjamin Thomas. He explains why the size of his canvases has recently decreased. "The work process can flow or become a struggle to complete. Having the right size brush, or the right amount of paint on the canvas for textures all return to the size and concept of the image. This painting needed a solid square for the image to sit in for all the elements to work in harmony."

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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