c.1947 - ?

Sequoia and Araucarias at Somerleyton

Alan Bennett has been paintings and drawing trees, landscape and people since childhood. He studied at Harrow and Sheffield Colleges of Art after which he was employed by Brunel University from 1969 to 2006 with the final 25 years working as Curator of the gallery and art collection. The University awarded him with an Honorary Fellowship in 2008. Alan moved from West London to Suffolk in 2007 and now lives and paints in Halesworth. Alan paints in oils and a speciality is landscapes with a profusion of trees. Even in the setting of a spacious landscape, the tree species can be instantly identified. His work has been exhibited in the Nature in Art Gallery and Museum) at Twigworth near Gloucester and other galleries, particularly in East Anglia and, most notably a solo show at Windsor Castle in 2002 and donated a work to the 'Westhall Secret Postcard Auction' in 2012 'Spring Woodland' and in 2013 a pencil sketch 'Cedar and St Andrew's Church'.