Meet the Artist

Hi I'm Ben, after discovering a natural talent for painting at a young age, its been a long journey experimenting with the art process as a primordial language of expression. I have always been fascinated with the depth that such a visual expression can convey, a depth which can touch the viewer both with intimacy or severity.

I studied at various Art Institutions earlier on, later I had a long phase of unlearning, eager to find my own voice as an artist, find my own method and means to share my ideas. As my journey continues I feel the core principles of sincerity and authenticity strengthening, new inspiration constantly beckons my art practice into new and unfamiliar territories, which can be exciting, yet intimidating.

I like to paint nature, there is a quietness, an intense aliveness , it is a mystery that is hard to fathom and therefore is a bountiful source of inspiration, yet it teaches humility . When observing nature I see realism as much as I see the surreal nature of things, my process is a balance of external observation and inner inspiration, embracing references that reflect this deep inner arcane nature.

Aligned quotes that say it well ...

  • Honest inner reflection complemented with honest action is art.

  • Although a painting is a static window it is laden with potency, its power lies in its ability to challenge and question our perceptions and reality, it both reflects our limitations and reveals our potential at the same time.

  • Artists should create art for themselves to stay true to their vision and passion, rather than seeking validation from others.

  • If you feel safe in the area that you’re working in, you’re not working in the right area, always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth, and when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.