Hope, Ben

Teacups in the Financial Times (2012, 56 x 26 cm)

Teacups in the Financial Times (2012, 56 x 26 cm)

Benjamin took an unconventional route to a career in fine art, pursuing Mathematics and Physics at university instead of going to Art School.

After obtaining a PhD from Cambridge, and a spell as a ‘quant’ in the City—undertaken purely to set up a studio—he voluntarily took a 100% pay cut to begin focusing on his art full-time.

In 2013, at his first attempt, he was selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition with his painting Teacups in the Financial Times, and has since had work selected for the annual open shows of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Society of Miniature Painters and the Royal Society of British Artists. Most recently, he was awarded a Runner Up prize at the Lynn Painter Stainers Exhibition 2014.

Benjamin works almost exclusively in oil, dividing his time between still life, plein air impressionism and portraits.

For more information see Benjamin’s website, Facebook page, Twitter feed and Esty shop.

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