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.

Portfolio
Harlequin Door
Harlequin Door
Ben Brotherton
Oil on linen
146 x 97cm
Model and Fish
Model and Fish
Ben Brotherton
40 x 60cm
Model in Studio III
Model in Studio III
Ben Brotherton
36 x 57.5cm
Red Triangles II
Red Triangles II
Ben Brotherton
39.5 x 43.5 cm
Red Triangles
Red Triangles
Ben Brotherton
67 x 52.5 cm
Céline, Peignoir Jaune 2017
Céline, Peignoir Jaune 2017
Ben Brotherton
Oil on linen
78 x 123cm
Céline, Peignoir Jaune
Céline, Peignoir Jaune
Ben Brotherton
50 x 84cm
£1450
Patterned Trousers I
Patterned Trousers I
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Linen
45 x 31cm
SOLD
Patterned Trousers II
Patterned Trousers II
Ben Brotherton
Oil on Linen
60 x 47cm
£995
White Dress
White Dress
Ben Brotherton
80 x 40cm
£1450
Striped Shirt
Striped Shirt
Ben Brotherton
100 x 62cm
£1950
Aurore in the Studio 2017
Aurore in the Studio 2017
Ben Brotherton
58 x 95cm
SOLD
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