Born in London in 1957, Chris Bennett grew up in the city, studying at the Slade School of
Fine Art under Phil Sutton, Geoffrey Camp and Euan Uglow. Regularly exhibiting in the
Royal Academy Summer Show and at the Mall Galleries in London with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, his works are now widely exhibited all over the United Kingdom. Among his comissions, one of his most notable is the portrait of Sir William Hawthorne.
Bennett's works are strange, abstract, often set in monotone worlds with strange behaviour of animals or with distorted human images. Painted finely, the images are, although abstract, very realistic in terms of form. The actors on the canvas convey an ideal
rathe than an idea, depicting strange actions with weight that you can almost feel in the