In 2018 Ben was awarded the Richard Ford Award Travel Grant to study and paint at the famous Museo del Prado in Madrid Spain for 7 weeks. London Art Portfolio: Fine Art Life Drawing & Painting Tutor
Ben is born in the UK initially studied at the UAL CSM Byam Shaw School of Art Foundation Course, followed by his BA (Hons) in Fine Art from The UCL Slade School of Fine Art (1st). From 2017-18 he studied at the Royal Drawing School London on the Post Graduate Diploma in Drawing. Ben tutors in Fine Art painting and drawing and portfolio development at London Art Portfolio.
Recently in 2018, Ben won an artist travel grant award to study and paint at the famous Museo del Prado in Madrid. This 200-year-old institution some of the largest and finest holdings of Titian, El Greco, Velazquez and Goya paintings. The Monarchs of the 16th and 17th century Spain helped to build up collections that include paintings such as ‘Las Meninas’ by Velazquez in 1656. Oil on canvas and ‘The Cardinal’ by Raphael in 1510-1511. Oil on panel.
Ben is primarily concerned with figurative and narrative work. He enjoys exploring the theatre of life through his painting, often in oils. He is inspired by Bruegel, Titian and Caravaggio through to the more modern movements of Futurism and Expressionism. He works through direct, on-site observation, with drawing and photography, and, in the studio, using oil and acrylic paint.