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A Passion to Paint

Until I found out that making prints from my originals was a better way to bring my art to a wider audience. So I started investigating how to go about it . . . . . . . . .

About AT Benjamin Art


As an artist, my inspiration came as a youngster when my parents would take us for days out in the countryside.  Although brought up in the large industrial town of Blackburn, England, it was only an hour’s drive to the majestic beauty of the English Lake District, and even less to the beautiful Ribble Valley which was the ‘gateway’ to the Yorkshire Dales.  Add to this, holidays by the sea to the Channel Islands and Cornwall and I was fed a healthy diet of what nature’s beauty was all about.  It was places such as Coniston, Rydal Water and the Caldew Valley which still stand out clearly in my mind.


It was during my school days that I realised I had a talent for art and I grew to love the subject.  I was inspired by all that I could see – not in what other artists could show me.  It wasn’t until much later that my interest in other artists grew.  I love the paintings of Joseph Wright of Derby, Turner, Constable, in particular, and also can appreciate Titian, Van Gogh, Caravaggio, Rubens and Velazquez to name just a few.  But ultimately my interest lies with Landscapes and Seascapes – the food which fed my craving for art as a youngster.


It followed that I also developed a love of fell walking and climbing, to explore those hills and dales and experience the views from the mountains as well as the views of the mountains.  As I grew older, I enjoyed walking in the Alps and the Sierra Nevada in Spain, as well as climbing most of the Monros in Scotland.


I have always painted what I’ve enjoyed and displayed my art locally, or painted commissions for people, thereby selling my art as I’ve produced it.  This website is a new venture for me.  I found a fine-art printer who can produce stunning prints, so close to the original painting, that I was really impressed and it prompted me to produce this website and offer my prints for sale. I’m not in the slightest technical, so social media and the like is a big learning curve for me, but I would love to be able to paint full time and sell my art all over the world.  One thing’s for sure, I’ll never be struggling to find something to paint.


Alan Taylor