Ben is a British artist, born in the Cotswolds and living in West Sussex.
Ben has also studied at the Sarum Studio (under Nicholas Beer, formerly the senior tutor at the Charles H Cecil Studio, Florence) and at the London Atelier of Representational Art.
In 2016 the Queen ElizabethScholarship Trust awarded him the Siegmund Warburg Scholarship to continue his studies in painting.
Ben’s favourite artists include Anders Zorn, Velazquez, Cecila Beaux, Van Dyck, Thomas Lawrence, DeLaszlo, Henry Raeburn, Ilya Repin, Hals, Sorolla and Sargent. Another early inspiration to draw and paint was his grandfather, Robert Ball.
Examples of his etchings and paintings can be seen in The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Ashmolean Museum, The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Cheltenham Art Gallery, Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery, The Armitt Library and Museum, The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, The West Midland Police Museum, The Black Country Museum and Hereford Museum and Art Gallery.