Every now and then, when we’re looking for a certain Greystones image for yet another witty and insightful GG post, we stumble across a hidden door on the internet…
And through that door on more than one occasion we have uncovered an Aladdin’s Cave of paintings capturing the beauty of Greystones.
Well, today is no different. As we prepared a special page dedicated to The Cove (our archives are getting to big, breaking them up into sections has become a must), we found the work of Canadian artist Rick Bentham. Who seemed to have something of a love affair with our coastline.
Rick was born in Ontario, in 1950, and studied fine art at the University of Western Ontario, later graduating from film animation from the Vancouver College of Art. Going on to work in film as a background artist and visual development artist, Rick also continued to perfect his painting. Working primarily in oils, and employing a technique that builds up broad spectrums of colour through multiple brush strokes, Rick has always been fascinated by the movement of water, and its power to engage people.
Which may explain why this noted artist decided to move to Greystones.
You can view Rick’s work on his website here, and you can contact him directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0877426211.