Tom Benjamin NEAC is one of our two newest members, elected to the New English Art Club earlier this year. With a solo exhibition entitled Four Shores opening later this month (November '21) in Lewes, Tom tells us a bit about his painting practice and the landscapes that inspire his work . . .
Over the past year-and-a-half, many of us discovered new places in our local areas to exercise, unwind or to paint and draw. Louise Balaam, who currently has a solo exhibition at Cadogan Contemporary, tells us about one such place that's close to her home, studio and heart . . .
In March 2019, I set off with renowned mountain artists Tobit Roche and Tim Scott Bolton to complete the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, taking with us plenty of painting gear to record as much as possible of the experience as we went. Also accompanying us was cameraman Jack Hextall with rather more equipment than the rest of us (including a drone) and the aim of capturing the whole trip on film.