Gary Benfield's paintings represent a world of
objects which combine figures, mythology, nature, and still life.
Despite the casual appearance of his compositions all his imagery is
highly organised, and after long observations one finds the hidden
symmetry and beauty beneath the layers of finery. The background to
his paintings is soft, reminiscent of Leonardo da Vinci's sketches
and sepia tones, most of it defined only with pencil and a slight
highlight of colour. Gary has a natural talent for depicting things
as seen. His work is spontaneous and reflected by his drawn lines
and dashes of colour. His figures dissolve in and out of their
backgrounds and move across the canvas.