Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Tim Benson Elected Associate Member Of The ROI

Award winning London based artist Tim Benson has been elected to Associate Member of the ROI along with Chris Bennett and Brian Ryder.

Timothy Benson was born in London, July 1978.

1996 - 1997 Art Foundation, Middlesex University.
1998 - 1999 1st year BA(hons), Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art.
1999 - 2001 2nd and 3rd years BA(hons), Fine Art, Byam Shaw School of Art. 
2006 - 'Open Studio' tutor, Heatherley's School of Art, Chelsea
Over the last couple of years Tim's attention has fallen on the flatlands of East Anglia,
in particular Norfolk and Suffolk. Of this area, Tim states "It is no coincidence that this is where both Constable and Seago made some of their most powerful works, as the combination of impossibly vast skies and abrupt verticals in a sometimes overwhelmingly horizontal landscape creates views that have a stark beauty found nowhere else".

Whether it be a landscape or a portrait the same fundamentals apply. 
Summer meadow

Lightdark andcolour in the right places will create a painting. These variables are all within the artist’s control. The vision to elevate the image to something extraordinary is altogether more fleeting, something intangible that from one painting to the next is the source of elation but more commonly frustration.

Here's some examples of his recent work.

Here's a brief video about Tim's painting technique

You can find more information about Tim Benson on his web site :

More information on Chris Bennett and Brian Ryder to follow.

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