Ben Brotherton
Overview / Portfolio

Ben Brotherton graduated from Canterbury with a 1st class BA in Fine Arts in 2002 and an MA in painting in 2004. After 3 years as artist in residence at The King’s School, Canterbury, Ben moved to the Gers Region in south-west France where he now lives with his family in an old farmhouse in Sadeillan and has established the arts school Le Terrain Vallonné.

Since then Ben has built a reputation for his wonderfully atmospheric en plein air landscapes, capturing the beauty of the French countryside and character of life in rural France. More recently Ben has turned his attention to a series of life studies.  Approached in his distinctive bold, colourist style and the ever present influence of his French masters, they are further testament to how his work continues to thrive under French skies.
 
Working directly from his subject, Ben’s carefully considered paintings radiate a tranquility and calmness. Ben explains 'Painting from nature may be my attempt to understand the world; it allows me the opportunity to engage with its constituents. From the infinite chaos of experience a painting might be distilled.’ Inspired by Cézanne, Chardin, Corot, Matisse and Bomberg, his paintings are about the painted surface, space and light. 'I believe Bomberg’s notion of “the spirit in the mass” articulates the tension between the energy invested into the painting by the artist, and the energy resonating from the motif. It is a desire to understand the subject and the subsequent painting.’

Ben has exhibited in London with The Royal Society of Oil Painters and Royal Society of British Artists, was short listed for the Winsor and Newton Young Artist in 2006 and shows work regularly with GrandyArt.

BEN BROTHERTON: ARTIST IN FOCUS

Portfolio
Céline, Blue Squares Patterned Trousers II
Céline, Blue Squares Patterned Trousers II
Ben Brotherton
Acrylic & Oil on Fabriano Paper
99 x 64.5cm Framed 130.5 x 90.5cm
SOLD
Céline, Blue Squares, Green Trousers
Céline, Blue Squares, Green Trousers
Ben Brotherton
Acrylic & Oil on Fabriano Paper
106 x 70.5cm Framed 137 x 100cm
SOLD
Céline, Blue Squares, Patterned Trousers I
Céline, Blue Squares, Patterned Trousers I
Ben Brotherton
Acrylic & Oil on Fabriano Paper
105 x 58.5cm Framed 136.5 x 89cm
SOLD
Blackbirds and Melon
Blackbirds and Melon
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Linen
39.5 x 52 Framed 45 x 57cm
£950
Celine Blue Squares, Green Trousers Study
Celine Blue Squares, Green Trousers Study
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Linen
35.5 x 24.5cm Framed 40 x 29cm
SOLD
Gwen Study
Gwen Study
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Board
22 x 29cm Framed 29.5 x 36cm
SOLD
Harvest Moon & Courgette
Harvest Moon & Courgette
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Board
35 x 54cm Framed 46 x 65cm
£850
Ellipses and Lemon II
Ellipses and Lemon II
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Board
25 x 25cm Framed 33 x 33cm
SOLD
Lemon and Citrus Juicer
Lemon and Citrus Juicer
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Linen
27 x 35cm Framed 32 x 40cm
SOLD
Avocado and Blackbird
Avocado and Blackbird
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Linen
45 x 50cm Framed 53 x 58cm
SOLD
Iris
Iris
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Board
49 x 31cm, framed 58 x 40cm
SOLD
Lemon and Paper Shapes II
Lemon and Paper Shapes II
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Board
38 x 50.5cm Framed 46 x 58cm
£780
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