Ben
Fenton

ME (BROOMHILL SANDS) 2019. Oil on canvas 70x100cm  

Ben Fenton describes his background and influences: “I grew up in Dungeness, and Greatstone, and Rye, and Winchelsea Beach. I grew up on and beside the Romney Marsh.”

 
YOU (BROOMHILL SANDS) 2019. Oil on canvas 70x100cm 
THE CONSTANT (WINCHELSEA BEACH) 2019. Oil on canvas 70x100cm 

“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.”

 
BLACK / NOT BLACK NO. 02 (HASTINGS NET SHEDS) 2019. Oil on canvas 75x50cm 
RETURN SLIGHTLY TWICE (PETT LEVEL) 2019. Oil on canvas 50x75cm 
GENESIS NO. 02 (DYMCHURCH) 2019. Oil on canvas 46x60cm

“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.”

SUMMER IN DUNGENESS (YELLOW) (DUNGENESS LIGHTHOUSE) 2018. Oil on canvas 100x100cm

 
350 OFFICERS AND MEN (DYMCHURCH REDOUBT) 2019. Oil on canvas 50x75cm

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