"Benji Thomas dwells in a part of the UK where the confluence of nature, its raw power, its beauty and civilisation meet to create scenes which are in their own right works of art. What better place for an artist whose practice is built around finding things?"
You can find me in St Leonards, UK, walking the promenade taking pictures with my phone, drawing from life in the tucked away nooks of the town, or suddenly stopping altogether to look at something for long enough to draw it from memory.
I paint, draw and write, and almost all of it comes from something I've observed in everyday life. For me it's about discovery, about looking, about reimagining.
I find most subjects when I'm going somewhere - walking, on a journey, in the spaces between A and B.
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