There's been a bit of a buzz at our Weybridge gallery today with the arrival of two beautiful originals by Ben Payne.
Many great painters have been classically trained, but there is also a noble tradition of the self-taught artist coming from a different background entirely: their 'other life' gives a different perspective to the art.
While art has always been an enormous part of Payne's life (particularly his artist mother), Ben studied in Psychology, working with Autistic Children as a Behavioural Therapist.
This manifests itself in Ben's art as a purity and innocence that has been a joy to behold when photographing these originals. Blending both figurative and abstract qualities, these simple, striking pieces speak of great things to come!
A homage to all-things nautical Lhouette entices us to embrace the danger and adventure of the ocean. Voyager is a stunning Boutique Edition format, featuring his signature uniquely ripped decoupage paper the surface is finished with glimmering diamond dust.
Introducing Rozanne Bell's amazing collection of original reclaimed metal sculptures from Zimbabwe. Painted in her style of layering acrylic paints and coloured resins, building unique textures, forms and designs.
The new Panda edition, 'Keeper of Dreams' is the sensational next chapter in Kerry Darlington's Classic Folklore Collection. A circular portrait featuring a brunette heroine embracing a panda bear; surrounded by pink, purple and blue butterflies, peonies and bows laced throughout her hair.
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