Artist from United Kingdom
About the artist Ben Fenton
I grew up in Dungeness, and Greatstone, and Rye, and Winchelsea Beach. I grew up on and beside the Romney Marsh. My father was a fisherman and I was putting to sea with him from the age of four. I grew up with the sound of saltwater dragging shingle away to someplace else. I grew up with the weight of an uninterrupted sky pressing down upon me. I grew up in a land that had been borrowed from the deep. A land that built structures from wood, and stone, and concrete to celebrate it, and to keep from giving it back. I am now returned to the coast of Kent and Sussex and I am painting the souvenirs of my past.
- Community member since October 30th, 2018
- Kind of fine art:Painting
Feet group show with SoCo Artists. Group experimental art show as a member of SoCo Artists at Electro Studios Project Space, St Leonards on Sea. September 22nd - 23rd 2018 Art&Soul Gallery. Selection of paintings exhibited at Art&Soul Gallery, Rye. October 2017 - Ongoing Coast paintings at Avocet Gallery. Group art show at Avocet Gallery, Rye Harbour. March 2018 - October 2018. Coastal Currents Arts Fair. Group art show at The Stade Hall, Hastings. Part of Coastal Currents 2018 September 2018. Images of Hastings at Ruby’s Rooms. Solo painting exhibition at Ruby’s Rooms, Hastings. June 2018 - September 2018. Coast paintings at Ypres Castle Inn. Solo painting exhibition at The Ypres Castle Inn, Rye. May 2018 - August 2018. Winter at West End House Gallery. Group art show at West End House Gallery, Smarden. January 2018 - March 2018. Elemental at Artichoke Gallery. Winter group art show at Artichoke Gallery, Ticehurst. September 2017 - December 2017. Coast paintings at McCully and Crane. Mixed painting exhibition at McCully and Crane Art, Rye. August 2017 - November 2017. Coast paintings at Avocet Gallery. Group art show at Avocet Gallery, Rye Harbour. March 2017 - October 2017. Coast paintings at Rye Art Gallery. Mixed art exhibition at Rye Art Gallery, Rye. November 2016 - March 2017.