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Ben was born in Bournemouth in 1971. After attending a foundation course at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Design, he went onto Central & Saint Martins College of Art in London, achieving his BA(hons) in Fine Art there in 1993.
Whilst painting and exhibiting continually since, he has returned to Bournemouth and has qualified as a conservation quality picture framer. Several of his pieces have also been reproduced for greetings / fine art cards.

Solo Shows
1992 ‘A View of the Dorset Coast’, Longfleet Gallery, Poole
1998 ‘Still Lives’, Chettle House, Cranborne
1999 ‘Singles’, Walford Mill, Wimborne
2002 ‘On the Shelf’, Walford Mill, Wimborne
2008 'Solitude', Highcliffe Castle

Group Shows
1991-93 The Bridge Gallery, London
1991-93 The Lethaby Gallery, London
1993 Degree Show, Central & Saint Martins College, London
1993 ‘Art For Mayfair’, Brooke Street, London
1993-11 The Mayfield Gallery, Bournemouth
1993-99 The Daler Gallery, Bournemouth
1993-11 The Business Design Centre, Islington
1993-05 The Royal Horticultural Halls, London
1998 Burton Sweet Art Prize, Black Swan Arts Guild, Frome
1998 Laing Landscape Competition, Mall Gallery, London
1998 Artistic License, London
1998 Dorset Arts Week, Open Studio
1998-99 Saint Martins Gallery, Ringwood
1998-02 Walford Mill, Wimborne
1998 Candid Gallery, London
1999 Royal Bath & West Show
1999 Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition
2000 Karl Hoffer Geselleschaft, Charlottenburg, Berlin
2000 Hampton Court
2000-03 Bookends Art Centre, Christchurch
2000-11 Fisherton Mill, Salisbury
2001-10 Olympia, London
2004 Lighthouse, Poole, Opened by HRH Queen Elizabeth
2006 Battersea Contemporary Art Fair
2007-09 Peter Hedley Gallery, Wareham
2008 Obsidian Gallery, High Wycombe
2009-10 Henley Arts Festival

Prizes
1998 Second Prize, Black Swan Arts Guild, Frome