Noel Anthony Bensted

Khadija and her Mother

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Noel Bensted website.


Noel's subjects are the young men and women who socialise in the cities of Europe and America.  His paintings are peopled with the young of today, dressed in contemporary clothing with all the edginess of urban life.


Noel often creates complex set pieces - subjects that can be observed during an evening at the opera, in the streets or cafés of bustling city life.  His paintings sparkle with vitality, from thriving city bars to the gentle contemplative studies of his single portraits.


Noel always works from life, which is frequently extremely challenging, but eventually more rewarding as it enables the artist to develop and renew his painting skills and to become even more creative and inventive.