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 | Heaven on Earth acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Heaven on Earth
32" x 47" , acrylic painting
$2,325

Discover Original Art by Benjamin  Thomas | Anima Lost Thoughts acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Anima Lost Thoughts
20" x 13" , acrylic painting
$925

Anima and Her Chair
20" x 13" , acrylic painting
$925


Anima and Her Bird
13" x 20" , acrylic painting
$925

Discover Original Art by Benjamin  Thomas | The Ferry Sleeper acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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The Ferry Sleeper
24" x 32" , acrylic painting
$1,550

Night Trouble
40" x 32" , acrylic painting
$2,625


Dinnertime
33" x 39" , acrylic painting
$2,575

Day's Last Grace
21" x 34" , acrylic painting
$1,400

Queen Cumulonimbus
60" x 48" , acrylic painting
$5,450


Just Another Nice Day
32" x 32" , acrylic painting
$2,175

Sky Water
40" x 64" , acrylic painting
$4,275

Painter's Blues
42" x 28" , acrylic painting
$2,575


Sky Like My Wife
40" x 48" , acrylic painting
$2,675

Painter's Sky
28" x 35" , acrylic painting
$2,500

Sky Battle
40" x 48" , acrylic painting
$2,675


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

Ahab's Daydream
40" x 60" , acrylic painting
$4,350

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


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

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


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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