Ben utilises many years of experience as a Graphic Designer and Mixed Media Artist to produce dramatic free-flowing studies and industrial style photography.
His relaxed drawing style relies on strong erratic lines and vibrant colouring techniques to bring his landscapes and other studies to life, while his interest in distressed environments and abstract form creates engaging compositional photographs. His work is becoming more and more popular and he has produced commissions for clients globally. He loves to travel and is always looking for his next subjects and series.
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The ‘Distressed’ series is an insight into the environment around us and what can be perceived as art within the systematic dismantlement of man’s creations by mother nature and other forces.
What started as photographic inspiration for my paintings turned into the final subject itself - an observation of the decay and distress found within our surroundings. Architecture and design slowly warping and eroding at the hands of time, the elements and mankind’s interference. These all take their toll in different ways and can be used to symbolise the fragility of our very existence.
Within this disintegration of structure I have found composition, colour, beauty and life.
No explanation is needed for the final visuals, I hope you embrace the images and that within them, you see the complexity of nature’s involvement and also question our impact on the environment.
Limited edition photographic prints from the series are available on request. The "Distressed Vol1' booklet is also available on request or through my Etsy store.
NEW 'DISTRESSED' SERIES IMAGES & BOOK - Limited edition prints & photo book
I have dipped my toes into the waters of online representation! There are various online markets but Etsy is one that I have used as a buyer and have felt comfortable with.
My shop contains some new prints from the 'Distressed' series as well as the 'Distressed Vol. 1' photo book which contains images from throughout the series. There are also original pieces including abstract collages, landscapes and graphic prints.
Feel free to visit and browse for a few good gift ideas for art lovers and by all means share with others. Of course if you have questions on any of my other work please feel free to contact me to discuss.
ARTWORK AVAILABLE ON Etsy - Shop now live!
CUSTOM RETRO POSTERS - From £75.00
I have always been a fan of advertising design and specifically retro posters. I can now offer a personalised and custom service to people that want a lasting memory of their holidays or a special location that they cherish. They make a superb gift for friends and family.
Each poster is created using the original digital photography supplied by the customer. I then take the original photo and recreate a retro style poster using graphic techniques.
All posters can be customised with wording and copy on request and can be supplied either mounted, mounted and Framed in black or white frame or as a box canvas print. Prices start at £75 plus P&P for A4 mounted.
For further details on this unique gift feel free to discuss your requirements at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWBURY LIBRARY - 1st August - 1st September
Visit Newbury Library to view a varied selection of my works including some new editions to the 'Distressed' series.
The exhibition can be found on the first floor and entry is free to the public but subject to the opening times of the Library.
An Exhibition & silent auction of paintings, sculpture, photography & ceramics kindly donated by 31 artists in aid of Books4Nepal.
Saturday 6th October 10:00am - 7:00pm
De Vere Wokefield Estate, Goodboy's Lane, Mortimer Common, RG7 3AE
Come along to Cre(ART)ing a Library, a very original art exhibition & silent auction in aid of Books4Nepal. De Vere Wokefield Place have kindly provided the venue, an amazing location for what we hope will be the highlight of your year! We do hope you will be inspired to bid for one of the beautiful paintings, sculptures, ceramics or photographs donated by leading Berkshire & Hampshire artists and help us make a real change in so many children’s lives. All money raised will go directly to the project.
For more information visit: www.facebook.com/pg/Books4Nepal
I will be exhibiting at the second Kintbury Art Exhibition this September at the Coronation Hall, Kintbury.
You are invited to a preview evening on Friday 7 September from 7pm to 9pm, at a cost of £5 per head, which includes a glass of wine or soft drink and nibbles. Tickets available from St. Mary's Church or The Corner Stores in Kintbury.
The exhibition is also open to the public on Saturday from 10:30am - 8:30pm & Sunday 10:30am - 4:00pm. Entry is free but donations are welcome. The proceeds of this event are going to The Friends of St. Mary's Church Charity.
Along with other local artists I shall be exhibiting varied work. Although I will not be at the event all weekend I will be attending the Preview on Friday evening and also on Sunday afternoon if you want to discuss any of the work.
For more information contact Lyn Cattlin: Lyn.Cattlin@gmail.com
Cre(ART)ing a Library for Nepal - Saturday 6th October
KINTBURY ART EXHIBITION - Friday 7th September - Saturday 9th September
I am taking part in the 20:20 print exchange this year. Numerous artists from around the country work together in their studios to produce a series of prints which are then sent off to a central collection points. Each studio will then receive a selection of prints from the other artists and each artist will receive 19 random prints for themselves to keep.
My effort is a 4 colour lino reduction print. I have not done one for a while so I was very happy with the outcome! As a group each artist must supply 25 prints at a size of 20cm x 20cm. In my infinite wisdom and after a slight miss calculation, where I thought I was only meant to produce 20, I managed to produce 26 prints!
That makes this run a very limited edition indeed! With the one spare print already earmarked by someone it will indeed be a rarity!
It was good fun and hard work and I had to take over the kitchen and bathroom for a couple of days. This has pushed me to improve the space and usage in my studio!
SPANISH SEA PORT - The Very limited edition reduction print!
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