Acrylic landscape paintings
Bennett Vadnais, "The Little House," acrylic on panel, 32 X 43 inches

Bennett Vadnais’ newest work is created from intimate and humble architectural subjects around his neighborhood and home in Baltimore city.

Artist Bennett Vadnais with his paintings

The pictures arise from direct observation of the locations that he records via numerous sketches, drawings and colors studies.

Referring to them in his studio, Vadnais turns the references into pictures through a lengthy process of reflection and distillation.

Acrylic landscape paintings
Bennett Vadnais, “Mill Houses,” Acrylic on Panel 30.5″ X 40.5″

He draws heavily on traditional methods of painting while employing modern materials such as acrylic paint and durable aluminum composite panels.

The finished pictures have a complex balance of observed facts, memory and invention. Through these modest structures with their subtle play of light and texture, he finds magic in the mundane.

Acrylic landscape paintings
Bennett Vadnais, “Church,” acrylic on panel, 30″ X 48″

View these paintings and more by Bennett Vadnais at George Billis Gallery (open by appointment in NYC) through September 10, 2020. For more details, please visit georgebillis.com.


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