Hello, I'm Ben. I began self-employed artistry back in 2014 and was painting scenes of places my family had holidayed. During that time, I was selling artwork at art and craft fairs in Derbyshire and areas local to us. Now, I am hoping to bring a community focus to my work as well as continue painting. This looks like creating artwork that reflects the beauty of the natural world, but also illustrating fiction that is uplifting, and tutoring and mentoring people with creative talent.
For me, inspiration comes from being outdoors; listening to the birds and admiring the creativity that is in great scenery. Somehow I aim to capture a bit of that in a brush.
I've developed my skills as an artist for a number of years and practiced illustration for the past 4 years. In 2020, I finished studying Illustration at the University of Lincoln.
Since then, I produced a short series of videos demonstrating and teaching the basics of painting in acrylics for community arts programme based in Nottingham. Whilst doing this, I was working with autistic children in a school as a teaching assistant, utilising my illustrative skills to help a particular child.
There are also painting time-lapse videos which I have produced and put on YouTube accompanied by relaxing piano music which I hope to use further for inspiring people in art, but also to help those with mental challenges to develop their artistic voice.
What illustrative services do you offer?
I will work on commissions for landscape paintings or scenes featuring people and/or wildlife.
Not only that, but creative design projects for both personal and business purposes. This includes children’s book covers, posters, album art and promotional items, branding and logo designs. I can also offer some visual critique/support if you are struggling to put together a website that stands out.
If you want a short promo video for your Social Media/webpage, I can do this for you also.
If you require illustrations, I can confidently work in Photoshop as well as traditional mediums.
Where can I buy your artwork?
You can click on the 'Etsy Shop' tab in the menu and that will take you to my online sales channel in Etsy where you can browse all my current prints, greetings cards and other items. If you are interested in original artwork of mine, you can contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org or keep up to date with new artwork by signing up to my monthly newsletter here.
How can I support?
You can show support by following me on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube, and by liking and sharing my posts.
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