Artist: Paul J Best BA FLI
Artist: Paul J Best BA FLI
New Forest Walk IV
Depiction of a typical hazy morning New Forest woodland view, in Summer. Created using palette knife softened with brush and incorporating my characteristic subtle use of reflective paints to capture and reflect the light.
Art Medium: Acrylic on Deep Box Canvas painted white on the sides, corded and ready to hang.
Original Painting Price: £550
Supplied with a signed certificate of authenticity. Initialled on the front and signed on the back.
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Paul J Best BA FLI
Seascapes, Cityscapes, Landscapes, and Abstracts inspired by natural forms.
Limited Edition Prints available on some works. Please Contact the Artist for details.
About The Artist
My work is principally focused on interpreting and expressing a sense of place. I seek to express the unique quality of places… landscapes, seascapes and townscapes.
I have studied and qualified in Fine Art, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design and I am a fellow of the Landscape Institute. I have always had a love of painting from the very earliest age. I have been fortunate in my career as a Landscape Architect to design and to have had built, four dimensional ‘ Big Art ‘ on a large scale, which have matured over time and have become memorable places, I hope.
There is great satisfaction in seeing people enjoying the environments that I have designed and I have gained a number of national design awards for my work. It is only relatively recently that painting has absorbed me once more and it feels like I have taken a long journey to return to a first love!
En Plein Air - Great to be out painting in Winchester again today!
Had lunch in the Handlebar Cafe. Fabulous… check it out.
More About The Artist
I find painting the most immediate and expressive of all artistic practices. I am drawn to painting mainly landscapes and seascapes, which I believe is rooted in my particular love and understanding of ‘landscape’ in it’s widest sense. In it’s essence, this is the connection between place and people, at a specific time to create a ‘genius loci’ or ‘sense of place’.
I particularly like to work with texture and often use pastes and sometimes apply gold leaf. I almost always use reflective paints in the work to capture and reflect the light. I will usually combine the use of palette knife and soften this with brush work. I remain inspired by the enduring impressionist masters: Turner, Klimt, Monet, Cezanne, Matisse, Pissaro and also the more contemporary Landscape artists Mackintosh, Hitchens, Manrique, Heron, Rae, Iden … and I would describe my paintings as broadly impressionistic.
I am always very pleased to take commissions. If you have an idea in mind for a particular space then please just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would really appreciate any feedback on my work. If you see a painting that you love then please do feel free to make an offer or to message me for any further information. I love to think that people enjoy having the paintings in their homes and this is a big part of the pleasure of offering the work for sale.
20th -28th September 2019 - Exhibition with Rebecca Galbraith ‘Place’ at Spudworks Gallery,
I now have paintings in collections across the UK and in America, Switzerland and Australia.