Ben was born in London in 1970. He studied sculpture in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the early nineties. Since moving to Cornwall several years ago his passion for painting has been his main interest. In that time his work has been taken up by several local galleries and he has had a number of one-man shows in the region, including at the New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives.
His paintings are heavily influenced by the landscapes of Penwith, evoking feelings and emotions conjured up by the weather conditions, the changing seasons, capturing light and movement. Ben works with acrylic paints in several layers, creating different forms and textures that lead to the sense of atmosphere in the paintings.
As well as inside Cornwall, Ben’s paintings have been shown at exhibitions in several galleries across the country. His uninhibited painting style has already won him many followers.