Archive for May, 2015

WINTER : A Heidi Greensmith film

Winter

Congratulations to the team behind the film ‘Winter’ which features many of Paul Benney’s recent ‘Night Painting’ series. The film received 7 New York City International Film Festival nominations and won four of the top awards including Best Drama Film, Best International Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Original Score.

Please look out for this film and Paul Benney’s ‘Night Paintings’ on screen when ‘Winter’ is in wider release later on this year.

More information can be found at the links below:

http://www.winterthefilm.com/

http://www.nyciff.com/nominations

 

 

 

Archive for May, 2015

Unveiling of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and ‘Estimate’

The two portraits of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her horse, Gold Cup winner ‘Estimate’, were recently unveiled at the Jockey Club in Newmarket. I was a privilege to spend some time with Her Majesty while I was working on this commission.

 

Paul Benney with HM Queen Elizabeth II

Paul Benney with HM Queen Elizabeth II

2015. 96 x 122 cm. Oil on Canvas. The Jockey Club.

2015. 96 x 122 cm. Oil on Canvas. The Jockey Club.