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
Camille dans l'Atelier I
Camille dans l'Atelier I
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Board
36.5 x 23cm Framed 46.5 x 32.5cm
£595
Camille dans l’Atelier II
Camille dans l’Atelier II
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Board
41 x 27cm Framed 47 x 33cm
£620
Céline, Water Earth and Light
Céline, Water Earth and Light
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Linen
50 x 35cm Framed 56 x 40.5cm
£820
Gwen, Water Earth and Light
Gwen, Water Earth and Light
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Board
54 x 40cm Framed 62 x 48.5cm
£950
Lemon, Ellipses and Squares
Lemon, Ellipses and Squares
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Board
Framed 47.5 x 47.5cm
SOLD
Zineb, Blue Blouse, Study I
Zineb, Blue Blouse, Study I
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Board
36 x 25.5cm
£620
Azure Magpie
Azure Magpie
Ben Brotherton
Acrylic & Oil on Fabriano paper
69 x 103.5 cm
SOLD
Tiggy, Blue Balcony II
Tiggy, Blue Balcony II
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Fabriano Paper
106 x 58.5cm Framed 136.5 x 88.5cm
£3600
Dome
Dome
Ben Brotherton
Acrylic & Oil on Fabriano Paper
65.5 x 110cm
SOLD
Zineb, Blue Blouse
Zineb, Blue Blouse
Ben Brotherton
Acrylic & Oil on Fabriano Paper
108 x 78.5cm
£3800
Camille
Camille
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Linen
70 x 70cm
£2500
Dome Study
Dome Study
Ben Brotherton
Oil on board
30 x 48cm
SOLD
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