Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery

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Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery

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Art gallery of professional artist Stephen Bennett. The gallery, consisting of 2 rooms, houses a large collection of Stephen's original paintings and also a range of limited edition prints. His work includes landscapes and figurative paintings based mostly on the landscape and people of Donegal. You will find paintings, large and small, of coastal and bogland scenes in acrylic, mixed media or pastel as well as scenes of musicians in full flight or farmer's at the mart. Stephen loves to draw and you will find many drawings, of a range of subjects, in graphite or indelible pen. To these he sometimes adds color washes producing his own distinctive pen and wash technique. Stephen likes his work to be accessible to everyone and he always has a range of small originals in the studio gallery as well as a collection of limited edition prints. A warm welcome awaits visitors to the gallery and this artist is happy to talk about his work.
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Elizabeth G
Manchester, UK6 contributions
Couples
I discovered Stephen Bennett’s work whilst trying to find some prints of Donegal for our house online. I loved his artwork and whilst in the area made sure to visit his gallery. He and his wife took the time to talk to us and we got some beautiful prints for our home. We will definitely pay another visit next year!
Written August 19, 2021
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Conal B
Bridgeport, CT2 contributions
Family
When in Donegal I always visit Stephan's art studio it is well worth the trip.
Stephen has really captured Donegal and the great characters of the people there.
I have several painting's from Stephen's studio which constantly remind me of past memories.
So take the time to visit you will be glad you did.
Written February 27, 2015
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Thank you Conal for your great comments, im very pleased you were happy with your time spent, look forward to seeing you again. Stephen.
Written May 19, 2016
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hschneble
Morfelden-Walldorf, Germany1 contribution
Couples
On a spiritual journey through Donegal 18 years ago I happened to pass by at Stephen Bennetts Gallery. Meeting Stephen was one of the most memorable encounters in my life. I was immediately intrigued by his works of art and his overwhelmingly friendly personality. I took a beautiful print of Ardara Highstreet home with me. In June 2018 I called on his studio again with my husband. Stephen and his wife gave us such a warm welcome. It seemed as if I hadn't been away for so long! The pictures we bought bring Ireland back to us any time. Wonderful!
Written July 24, 2018
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Hi Hschneble, It was lovely to meet you again too and it's great to hear you still enjoyed the gallery after all those years. We enjoyed the chat with yourself and your husband and I hope we will see you back again soon. Many thanks for all your kind words, Stephen
Written July 30, 2018
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KellyandK
Denver, CO4 contributions
Couples
We went to see more of Stephen's beautiful artwork after seeing one of his paintings in a local restaurant. In addition to his brilliant artwork, we experienced his wonderful Irish hospitality! After a lovely visit with both Stephen and his wife, we purchased a painting as a reminder of our holiday. Stephen took great care with the packing and shipping and we're now enjoying it at home.
Written September 26, 2017
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Hi Kellyandk, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great Review, it was lovely meeting you both and i hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday, hope to see you again sometime, good luck to you both, Stephen.
Written September 28, 2017
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Elizabeth C
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Friends
Don't miss this! Beautiful oils and water colours capture the true rugged beauty of the surrounding countryside and the people blessed to live here. I'm thrilled to have found this, I'll treasure my purchase forever. Stephen and his wife were lovely, so glad we discovered this lovely gallery.
Written September 23, 2017
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Hi Elizabeth C, thank you so much for your lovely review,it was great to meet you, your sister,and her husband. Hope you enjoy your paintings,and good luck to you, Stephen.
Written September 25, 2017
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Hadass S
Belfast, UK8 contributions
Couples
We travelled in County Donegal and discovered unintentionally this lovely and exciting studio gallery of Stephen Bennett. What an amazing artist and person! We bought a terrific drawing and we're so happy with it. Thank you Mr. Bennett!
Written May 17, 2017
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Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of the Studio Gallery. I'm delighted to hear that you're pleased with your purchase. Your encouragement means a lot and I hope we'll see you back another time. Best Regards, Stephen
Written May 19, 2017
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Ken11worth
Warwick, UK31 contributions
Couples
Thanks for warm welcome and chat while we viewed your very enjoyable artworks ,good selection of interpretations of local people and countryside.
Written September 10, 2015
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Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of the gallery. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back again.
Written May 11, 2016
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Michael_mtl_qc
7 contributions
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We visited Stephen's studio last year while on vacation. We returned again this year. If you are in Donegal and like exploring local art while on vacation, then this is a must-see. Even if you don't end up buying anything, it is still worth a visit. Typical to Donegal, Stephen is a very welcoming, warm individual and we really enjoyed meeting and chatting with him. Thank-you Stephen for the beautiful prints. It was a pleasure to meet you. Hope to be back there again soon.
Written August 16, 2015
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Thank you very much for your very kind words hope to see you again soon, good luck, Stephen.
Written May 19, 2016
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Connector591374
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Paid a visit to Stephen's gallery yesterday to purchase a print. What a lovely man in a lovely gallery in a beautiful setting. That was our second visit to his gallery and it won't be the last. Well worth a visit
Written August 13, 2015
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Thank you very much for your lovely review, i'm so pleased that you were happy with your time spent in the gallery, hope to see you again sometime.Best wishes Stephen.
Written May 19, 2016
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SeanGunning
Long Beach, CA1 contribution
Family
During a family holiday to celebrate my mum's 75th birthday a few years ago, we saw the small sign for Stephen's art gallery on the main road, turned the car, and drove up. Stephen couldn't have been nicer. I take forever trying to decide on buying things, but he didn't hurry me or get upset at all. I could have stayed another hour looking through all the great paintings but mum and my brother and sister were waiting in the car. I bought "The Conversation" because it captures the essence of being an Irishman - talking and listening...in the old way, where memories can be heard. The price was very reasonable and we've assigned it a prime spot on the wall in the TV room. There are many paintings to select from and Stephen's vibrant style is all his own. I plan on buying a few more when I'm flush. Until then, whenever there's nothing on telly and I'm binged out on Netflix, I can listen to the conversation on my wall and remember my dad and the way he would concentrate on listening; not that he would ever change or stop drinking. But he listened intently -- an art form in it's own right; one that's long gone. Stephen's paintings capture this kind of thing.
Written February 11, 2015
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Sorry i havn't reponded sooner, just learning, but thank you so much for your lovely review, and your always welcome to just drop in, cheers Stephen.
Written May 19, 2016
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