Graham Benton is a member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) , and has lived and worked in Walsall all his life. Twice a year he travels to St.Ives in Cornwall to sketch and draw the vibrant landscapes and seascapes that have inspired generations of artists. On his return he produces interpretations of the sky, land and sea through highly textured and colourful paintings.
The New Art Gallery Walsall is holding an exhibition of his work called 'Graham Benton: St Ives to Walsall'. It's free to enter and runs from 7 October to 26 November 2011. On Wednesday 12th October Graham will be at the gallery to talk about his work.