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
Avocado and Blackbird
Avocado and Blackbird
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Linen
45 x 50cm Framed 53 x 58cm
£890
Iris
Iris
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Board
49 x 31cm, framed 58 x 40cm
£720
Lemon and Paper Shapes II
Lemon and Paper Shapes II
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Board
38 x 50.5cm Framed 46 x 58cm
£780
Daffodils, Studio Light
Daffodils, Studio Light
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Board
60 x 40cm, framed 68 x 48cm
£950
Red Leaves and Lemons
Red Leaves and Lemons
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Board
40 x 50cm Framed 48 x 57.5cm
£780
Miniature Daffodils
Miniature Daffodils
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Board
60 x 40cm, Framed 68 x 48cm
£950
Marine et Oiseaux V
Marine et Oiseaux V
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Board
40 x 48cm Framed 47.5 x 55cm
SOLD
Small Square Back I
Small Square Back I
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Board
40 x 40cm Framed 47.5 x 47.5cm
SOLD
Yellow Birds and Ceruleum
Yellow Birds and Ceruleum
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Fabriano Paper
92 x 92cm Framed 120 x 117.5cm
£3700
Marine et Oiseaux IV
Marine et Oiseaux IV
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Fabriano Paper
76 x 106cm Framed 107 x 137cm
£3500
Marine et Oiseaux III
Marine et Oiseaux III
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Fabriano Paper
68 x 104cm Framed 96 x 130cm
£3400
Large Square Back II
Large Square Back II
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Fabriano Paper
73 x 73cm Framed 100 x 100cm
SOLD
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