artist's statement


I spend weeks at a time living in the landscapes I paint. Hiking the trails, climbing the rocks, swimming in the rivers, gazing at the stars and sleeping amongst the trees. I navigate woodland by moonlight, glimpse wild animals, befriend fellow travellers and explore the shapes, colours and textures of the natural world. Back in my studio I paint these experiences, capturing my memories of the places and the emotions they provoke. Partly factual documentation of the places I visit and partly dreamscapes, my paintings hover between the real and the imagined; blurring the physical spaces I have inhabited and the intangible spaces of memory and identity.


selected group shows


2018
Studio 106 | open house | Brighton

2017
Cambridge Contemporary Art | two person show | Cambridge
Studio 106 | open house | Brighton

2016
Cambridge Contemporary Art | summer show | Cambridge
Studio 106 | open house | Brighton
Affordable Art Fair | spring | London

2015
Brighton Art Fair | Corn Exchange | Brighton
Cambridge Contemporary Art | summer show | Cambridge
Studio 106 | open house | Brighton
Affordable Art Fair | spring | London

2014
Cambridge Contemporary Art | summer show | Cambridge
Studio 106 | open house | Brighton
Affordable Art Fair | spring | London

2012
Studio 106 | open house | Brighton
Cambridge Contemporary Art | winter show | Cambridge
Affordable Art Fair | autumn | London

2011
Cambridge Contemporary Art | Christmas show | Cambridge
Pickett's Press | Christmas show | New York
Brighton Art Fair | Corn Exchange | Brighton
Cambridge Contemporary Art | summer show | Cambridge
Studio 106 | open house | Brighton
Affordable Art Fair | spring | London

2010
Cambridge Contemporary Art | Christmas show | Cambridge
Red Biddy Gallery | summer show | Shalford
The Biscuit Factory | summer show | Newcastle
Cambridge Contemporary Art | summer show | Cambridge
Studio 106 | open house | Brighton
Affordable Art Fair | spring | London

2009
Cambridge Contemporary Art | Christmas show | Cambridge
Brighton Art Fair | Corn Exchange | Brighton
Cambridge Contemporary Art | summer show | Cambridge
Red Biddy Gallery | summer show | Shalford
Studio 106 | open house | Brighton
Affordable Art Fair | spring | London

2008
Cambridge Contemporary Art | Christmas show | Cambridge
Chase charity auction | Royal College of Art | London
Brighton Art Fair | Corn Exchange | Brighton
Cambridge Contemporary Art | summer show | Cambridge
Red Biddy Gallery | summer show | Shalford
Affordable Art Fair | West | Bristol
Studio 106 | open house | Brighton
The Biscuit Factory | spring show | Newcastle
Affordable Art Fair | spring | London

2007
The Biscuit Factory | winter show | Newcastle
Cambridge Contemporary Art | Christmas show | Cambridge
Chase charity auction | Royal College of Art | London
Brighton Art Fair | Corn Exchange | Brighton
Cambridge Contemporary Art | summer show | Cambridge
Red Biddy Gallery | summer show | Shalford
Affordable Art Fair | West | Bristol
Studio 106 | open house | Brighton
The Biscuit Factory | spring show | Newcastle
Affordable Art Fair | spring | London

2006
The Biscuit Factory | winter show | Newcastle
Cambridge Contemporary Art | Christmas show | Cambridge
Chase charity auction | Royal College of Art | London
Inspired Art Fair | Christchurch | London
Cambridge Contemporary Art | summer show | Cambridge
Affordable Art Fair | West | Bristol
Studio 106 | open house | Brighton
Affordable Art Fair | spring | London



background


2006   Celeste Art Prize | shortlisted artist
2005   joined Studio 106 | April
1998   graduated from Leeds University | BA fine art
1994   graduated from The Surrey Institute | BTEC art foundation
1988   graduated from Epsom College | full art scholarship
1975   born | Kent


solo shows


2014   Prema Arts Centre | Uley
2010   Cambridge Contemporary Art | Cambridge
2009   Pelham House | Lewes
2008   Salvatore Ferragamo | New York
2008   Georgina Coleman Fine Arts | London
2006   Art Wave Festival | Lewes
2000   Gallery 73 | Brighton
2000   The Space | London


press


2015   Elle Decoration | April
2012   Ikea Live Magazine | spring edition
2011   Flower Magazine | spring edition
2011   Sussex Life Magazine| May
2011   Harper's Bazaar | March
2011   My Daily | March
2010   Summit Magazine | winter edition
2009   The Sunday Times Style Magazine | September
2007   Latest 7 Magazine | September
2007   The Font Magazine | April


products


2018   2019 Magneto diary large | teNeues Publications
2018   2019 Magneto diary large | teNeues Publications
2017   2018 Magneto diary large | teNeues Publications
2017   2018 Magneto diary large | teNeues Publications
2017   Magneto blank book large | teNeues Publications
2017   Magneto blank book small | teNeues Publications
2016   2017 Magneto diary large | teNeues Publications
2016   2017 Magneto diary small | teNeues Publications
2015   2016 Magneto diary large | teNeues Publications
2015   2016 Magneto diary small | teNeues Publications
2014   2015 Magneto diary large | teNeues Publications
2014   2015 Magneto diary small | teNeues Publications
2014   2015 Green desk calander | teNeues Publications
2014   Eco journal | teNeues Publications
2014   Magneto blank book large | teNeues Publications
2014   Magneto blank book small | teNeues Publications
2013   2014 Magneto diary large | teNeues Publications
2013   2014 Magneto diary small | teNeues Publications
2013   Morula fabric collection | Rowan Fabrics
2013   Temple fabric collection | Rowan Fabrics
2012   Frondescence fabric collection | Rowan Fabrics
2012   2013 Magneto diary large | teNeues Publications
2012   2013 Magneto diary small | teNeues Publications
2012   Ruby fabric collection | Rowan Fabrics
2012   Cosmos4 poster | Ikea
2011   Cosmos fabric collection | Rowan Fabrics
2011   Premier Lord fabric collection | Rowan Fabrics
2011   2012 Magneto diary | teNeues Publications
2010   Wild Garden fabric collection | Rowan Fabrics
2010   2011 Magneto diary | teNeues Publications
2010   2011 Calendar | teNeues Publications
2009   Simply Notes | teNeues Publications
2008   Flora Quicknotes Boxset | teNeues Publications
2008   Magneto journal large | teNeues Publications


social media


Instagram   @_dan_bennett
Facebook   www.facebook.com/dotworkdan
You Tube   www.youtube.com/channel/UC-f1Yw237cITx5asE1BJeoQ
Twitter   @_dan_bennett


Studio 106 | 106 Coleridge Street | Hove | East Sussex | BN3 5AA | United Kingdom