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.
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An Occasion
32" x 48" , acrylic painting
$3,075

Three Trees
40" x 60" , acrylic painting
$2,850

An Incident of Wind
34" x 55" , acrylic painting
$2,950


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

Best Time of Day
32" x 40" , acrylic painting
$1,475

Tomorrow's Promise
48" x 36" , acrylic painting
$2,325


Song
8" x 13" , acrylic painting
$325

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

Lovely Luna
48" x 40" , acrylic painting
$2,075


Sunset Chaser
40" x 48" , acrylic painting
$2,375

Thunder Maker
34" x 55" , acrylic painting
$2,850


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

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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