I paint almost always in the main from life or drawings and very occasionally photographs. The light of my new adopted country, Morocco, continues to inspire in light that reminds me of the great 17 th century Spanish painters. I take inspiration from people and novels („Katerina Ismailova“). Still life, both harsh and more reflective, provide a break from my favourite subjects: people and architecture. Sometimes I paint a piece in hours, like Fez street; others, like Katerina, are the result of weeks of contemplation and revision. Both modes of working continue to nourish me.
Noel Bensted 2018
Öl auf Leinwand, ca 114 x 97 cm