Ben has been painting and exhibiting for nearly 30 years in both oil and watercolour. He is now a full-time painter after happily abandoning a long career as a solicitor.
He is currently the elected President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) who is based in the Mall Galleries, near Trafalgar Square, London. He also shows with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (RO). He is included in ‘Who’s Who in Art’.
In the last year he has had two solo shows at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, Pall Mall and also in his home county of Kent. He is currently represented by Sarah Samuels, Fine Art, Chester and The Tonic Gallery, Salcombe. He was approached to show work in the latest Pure Watercolour Society show near Burford, Oxfordshire and has recently contributed a piece to Cotswold Life regarding watercolour as a medium in connection with that.
Travel is a significant feature of his work, most recently Venice. Light and atmosphere are notable features of his work. It is the celebration of these elements that make his work distinctive and desirable. He enjoys working ‘en plein air’ as well as in the studio. His work is in private collections in the UK, USA, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Australia