Paul Alan Bennett
The signature style of Paul Alan Bennett began with a pair of woolen gloves, purchased at the Great Bazaar in Istanbul. Fascinated with folk patterns and colors, he created the knit look in opaque watercolor, and over the years, he has “woven” hundreds of images incorporating travel and history. The theme of the night sky has been a part of his art since he was a child, painting swirling galaxies on the basement walls of his family’s home.
His recent book, “Night Skies,” contemplates the beauty of the world, and how it can touch the human spirit in profound ways. It’s a place where his imagination can play. Learning to identify some of the major constellations and to understand their seasonal changes has become a regular pastime.
Paul has a bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute of Fine Art, where he studied drawing, watercolor and ceramics. This led to a Master of Arts in Greek history from the University of LaVerne, Athens, Greece, where he also taught, while studying Neolithic, classical and Byzantine art. For many years, he taught art history at Central Oregon Community College, while maintaining his own studio practice. Paul lives in Sisters with his wife, Carolyn. His work is available at Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop, Tumalo Art Co. in Bend.
Please visit my website as well as my Facebook page for more images of my artwork and interesting information about me and my passions.
Driving Directions to my Studio at
159 North Rope Street, Sisters Oregon:
• From Cascade Ave. in Sisters
• Turn north on Locust to E. Cascade Ave.
• Turn Right on E. Cascade Ave. to N. Rope St.
• Turn left on N. Rope St..
• My studio is located at the second house on the left.