Bennett who died in January 2011 at the age of 69, was a long-serving
and energetic member of the Southwold Art Circle Committee
and has been our Exhibition Treasurer for a number of years.
He is very much missed and we offer our deep sympathies to
his widow, Miriam.
Brian and Miriam lived in Hounslow, Middlesex until 1997,
then moved to Suffolk. As an artist, he was self-taught and
became a serious painter in his mid-thirties. He was the winner
of the Ealing Open Art Competition in 1987 and exhibited widely
in London boroughs and in Suffolk. His work is in many private
earlier paintings were mainly representational and in Suffolk
he became interested in exploring surface textures - cracked
wood, rusting metal, peeling paint - on details of boats,
doors, barns, fishing sheds and the like. This led in turn
to the more abstract imagery of his later work.
the guidance and help of Miriam, we offer this selection from
his considerable oeuvre as a small tribute to Brian's life
enquiries about Brian and his work, please contact Miriam
Bennett on 01502 722483