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.
Discover Original Art by Benjamin  Thomas | Rain Beggar acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Rain Beggar
42" x 28" , acrylic painting
$1,475

Discover Original Art by Benjamin  Thomas | Ahab's Daydream acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Ahab's Daydream
40" x 60" , acrylic painting
$4,350

Discover Original Art by Benjamin  Thomas | Sky Battle acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Sky Battle
40" x 48" , acrylic painting
$2,675


Discover Original Art by Benjamin  Thomas | Sky Like My Wife acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Sky Like My Wife
40" x 48" , acrylic painting
$2,675

Sunset on Fire
32" x 32" , acrylic painting
$1,425

Earth Bling
60" x 60" , acrylic painting
$6,375


An Occasion
32" x 48" , acrylic painting
$3,625

Three Trees
40" x 60" , acrylic painting
$3,300

An Incident of Wind
34" x 55" , acrylic painting
$3,425


Best Time of Day
32" x 40" , acrylic painting
$1,725

Tomorrow's Promise
48" x 36" , acrylic painting
$2,725

Song
8" x 13" , acrylic painting
$375


Between Fog and Morning
60" x 60" , acrylic painting
$4,825

Lovely Luna
48" x 40" , acrylic painting
$2,425

Sunset Chaser
40" x 48" , acrylic painting
$2,775


Sky Candy
50" x 80" , acrylic painting
$6,625

Thunder Maker
34" x 55" , acrylic painting
$3,300


Twilight Two Stories
60" x 40" , acrylic painting
$3,350

Got the Blues
18" x 12" , acrylic painting
$400

Spring Moon
34" x 34" , acrylic painting
$1,525


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

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


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