Bennett Illustration /Wasatch Greeting Cards
The Art of Gil Bennett
Winter Pumpkins Shanahan Collection
Oil on Canvas
A life long artist and rail fan, Gil Bennett has been a professional illustrator since 1984. He graduated from the University of Utah's Art department, and has continued to study and develop his style as he worked with a wide variety of subject matter. Noted railroad artists like Howard Fogg and Ted Rose took an interest Gil's artwork and let him know how he could improve both his watercolors and oils. In 1995, Howard called Gil the "heir apparent" and told him to "paint like hell"; he has been doing his best to follow that advice ever since. After Howard Fogg passed on, Gil was contacted to restore many of his works. The experience gained through fixing Howard's work benefitted him more than the years he spent in school. Gil calls himself an "artistrator", a term he coined to describe his style, which blends the expression of an artist with the technical detail of an illustrator. As you look at his work, you will be able to see what he means. He is available to create an original work for you or can help if you have a Fogg that needs to be touched up.
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GREAT TRAINS CALENDAR 2013
I would like to thank everyone that purchased one of the 2013 calendars. They are now sold out and gone! The 2014 calendar is ready to be printed and will be out in August. I have some specials on my Originals Page that some of you may be interested in.
Someone wrote and told me I needed a picture of me on my site
Howard Fogg on the left Gil on the right, Sherman Hill
Photo by Tom Lee