Ben Fennessy

Windblown trees sky scapes wetlands and sand dunes are the images that inspire Ben Fennessys interpeteration of landscape. Late afternoon light plays upon the dark tones present in Ben’s powerful images of landscape reflecting a sense of hope at the edge of loss.

Ben draws upon the influence of artists such as John Constable Thomas Gainsbrough, William Turner and Fred Williams in his use of light.” At the root of his work is the english tradition of landscape painting, the pastoral and romantic landscapes…however, the intense contrasts of color in Fennessy’s paintings evoke the drama inherent in the Australian environment: fire, flood and ocean gales.

Ben Fennessy was born in Melbourne and began taking painting and drawing lessons at a young age from Bill Colemen (painter and printmaker fron the George Bell School) He won a scolorship to study painting and drawing at the National Gallery Art School.

Ben has lived in the Western Region of Victoria for 40 years. The Otway ranges, Breamlea and now Rosebrook where he has worked as an art educator and practitioner.

Contact Details

Email address: fennessy3@bigpond.com

Location

Rosebrook, Victoria, Australia

Ben Fennessy

Rosebrook, Victoria, Australia

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