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Greg Bennett was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey and studied at the York Academy of Arts in York, PA. He later apprenticed with John Terelak of the Gloucester Academy of Fine Arts in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Bennett's work can be found in a myriad of public and private art collections and has been seen in numerous exhibitons throughout the United States.

Some of Bennett's greatest inspiration is found in the landscapes of New Jersey and Bucks County and seascapes of the New Jersey shore. He spaent his childhood in the town of Strathmere, a quaint coastal community located on a barrier island in southern New Jersy, where he still lives and works today. This small picturesque seaside refuge and its surrounding shore communities inspire many of his works.

While not often practical to paint "en plein air", Bennett makes mental notes and takes photographs to capture his inspiration, his own interpretation of the scene prevails on canvas. Bennett says, "At some point all my reference material is abandoned and it's my imagination that finishes the painting. I concentrate more on the color, light and shapes in a particular scene. Painting is a very person, emotional journey for me. However, my journey ends when I sign the canvas. I then leave my paintings up to the interpretation of the viewer to make their own connection and create their own unique experience.

 

 

 

 


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