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Ben Jeffery [Biography]

Ben Jeffery

'Comic To Canvas' by Ben Jeffery
Saturday 22nd September - Sunday 7th October

VIP Preview night - Friday 21st September
7pm - 9pm contact the gallery for your invitation
Join us for bubbles and nibbles and 'Meet The Artist'

Meet The Artist - Live Studio
Ben will staging a live studio in the gallery on Saturday 22nd September at 11.30 am - 1.00 pm and 2.30pm - 5.pm

This incredibly talented artist can simply paint anything requested of him and in his own unique style - layering paint, his work simply evolves.

All your favourite heroes and villains are coming to Host Galleries for this amazing show, backed by a select collection of memorable movie images, landscapes and wildlife paintings.

Ben will gladly accept commissions from your ideas.
Ben was born in 1986 and grew up in Barnet, north London. He always had a keen interest in art ever since his grandfather introduced him to the work of John Varley, the renowned 18th Century watercolour artist, as the Varleys are related to the Jeffery family.

He first realised he wanted to be an artist in secondary school. A few classmates and him used to have bets to see who could draw the best portrait of someone. He really enjoyed going to school and showing them to see their reaction. He painted a portrait of his dad for a mock GCSE which got admired by the entire art class.

He continued to study Art to degree level. He received a lot of guidance and advice throughout the years but his technique is mostly self taught. When studying Art at College and University, he was mainly left to his own devises. He was given a subject and asked to come up with a portfolio of work and to develop an idea to a few final images. Teachers didnt teach him techniques, which meant he had to learn on our own.

He always wanted to paint with oils and come up with colourful detailed paintings, this wasnt always well received by his tutors, but his classmates were always quite impressed with what Ben came up with. It was then that Jeffery picked up methods and techniques to get the mark making he wanted with oil paints. Its a case of trial and error a lot of the time, trying new ways of controlling the paint, from there his style has evolved.

A lot of the time a painting evolves as he paints it. Ben always has a basic composition in mind but he lets brush come up with the shapes and he chooses colour almost on the spot. Other times Jeffery sees an image in his head and quickly sketch it out.

He normally works in two stages: he first paints the entire canvas in base colours. After it has dried, he paints a second layer, adding more and more detail. After he finishes a painting, he leaves it a day or so before look at it again, this helps Ben pick up on areas that need changing.

His work is fairly diverse, ranging from portraits to landscapes, in both pencil and oils. He loves working with vivid, bright colours to create a unique and modern style. He is huge Sci-fi movie fan and he loves special effects.

There was a time after he finished University when he wanted to be a concept artist for films and video games. Ben tried digital painting and got very good results, but paint just has a depth and feel that cant be beaten. He still search on internet for concept artwork and get a lot of inspiration from that type of imagery. Jeffery also gets a lot of inspiration from views around him: his parents have a house in the Herefordshire countryside and one on the Isle of Harris and both have stunning views which constantly give him ideas and inspiration.

#05 Finding Nemo

Acrylic on Canvas

#06 Jessie & Bullseye

Acrylic on Canvas

#07 The Dark Knight

Acrylic on Canvas

#08 The Clown

Acrylic on Canvas

#09 Luke's Choice

Acrylic on Canvas

#10 Rey

Acrylic on Canvas

#11 Man of Steel

Acrylic on Canvas

#13 Thor

Oil on canvas

#14 Captain America

Oil on canvas

#15 Iron Man

Oil on canvas

#18 Indiana

Acrylic

#34 Nigel Mansell 1992 Win

Acrylic on Canvas

#36 Hamilton

Acrylic

#39 Moulin Rouge

Oil on canvas

Agent of Chaos

Giclée on Canvas

Amy Winehouse

Giclée on Canvas

An Awakening~

Acrylic on Canvas

And.... Relax~

Acrylic on Canvas

Batman

Acrylic on Canvas

Evening Light

Giclée on Canvas

Eye of the Tiger

Giclée on Canvas

Eye of the Tiger

Giclée on Paper

Father and Son

Giclée on Paper

Gentle Giant

Giclée on Canvas

Gentle Giant

Giclée on Paper

Glen

Giclée on Paper

Glen

Giclée on Canvas

Glory Days

Giclée on Paper

Hamish

Giclée on Paper

Hamish

Giclée on Canvas

King of the Jungle

Giclée on Canvas

King of the Jungle

Giclée on Paper

Marilyn 2

Giclée on Canvas

Marty Mcfly

Oil on Canvas

Over The Hills And Far Away 2

Acrylic on canvas Board

Pride

Giclée on Canvas

Pride

Giclée on Paper

Red Bull

Giclée on Paper

Red Bull

Giclée on Canvas

Shoreline Freedom

Giclée on Paper

Silence is Golden

Giclée on Paper

Tea Time

Acrylic on Canvas

The King In The North

Acrylic on Canvas

Why So Serious

Giclée on Canvas

'Disapearing World 2 '

Acrylic on Canvas

'Graham Hill 1968 Win'

Acrylic on Canvas

'Jackie Stewart 1973 Win'

Acrylic on Canvas

'Senna 1993 Car'

Acrylic on Canvas

Captain America

Oil on Canvas

Finding Nemo ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Iron Man

Oil on Canvas

Over The Hills And Far Away 3

Acrylic on canvas Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

'Disapearing World'

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Black Panther~

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Bournemouth Boats~

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Bournemouth Pier~

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Captain Jack

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Cap~

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Great Bustard ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Poldark ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Red Five

Oil on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

The Five Jedi's ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

The Hulk~

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

You've Got A Friend In Me

Acrylic on Canvas

Ben Jeffery

'Comic To Canvas' by Ben Jeffery
Saturday 22nd September - Sunday 7th October

VIP Preview night - Friday 21st September
7pm - 9pm contact the gallery for your invitation
Join us for bubbles and nibbles and 'Meet The Artist'

Meet The Artist - Live Studio
Ben will staging a live studio in the gallery on Saturday 22nd September at 11.30 am - 1.00 pm and 2.30pm - 5.pm

This incredibly talented artist can simply paint anything requested of him and in his own unique style - layering paint, his work simply evolves.

All your favourite heroes and villains are coming to Host Galleries for this amazing show, backed by a select collection of memorable movie images, landscapes and wildlife paintings.

Ben will gladly accept commissions from your ideas.
Ben was born in 1986 and grew up in Barnet, north London. He always had a keen interest in art ever since his grandfather introduced him to the work of John Varley, the renowned 18th Century watercolour artist, as the Varleys are related to the Jeffery family.

He first realised he wanted to be an artist in secondary school. A few classmates and him used to have bets to see who could draw the best portrait of someone. He really enjoyed going to school and showing them to see their reaction. He painted a portrait of his dad for a mock GCSE which got admired by the entire art class.

He continued to study Art to degree level. He received a lot of guidance and advice throughout the years but his technique is mostly self taught. When studying Art at College and University, he was mainly left to his own devises. He was given a subject and asked to come up with a portfolio of work and to develop an idea to a few final images. Teachers didnt teach him techniques, which meant he had to learn on our own.

He always wanted to paint with oils and come up with colourful detailed paintings, this wasnt always well received by his tutors, but his classmates were always quite impressed with what Ben came up with. It was then that Jeffery picked up methods and techniques to get the mark making he wanted with oil paints. Its a case of trial and error a lot of the time, trying new ways of controlling the paint, from there his style has evolved.

A lot of the time a painting evolves as he paints it. Ben always has a basic composition in mind but he lets brush come up with the shapes and he chooses colour almost on the spot. Other times Jeffery sees an image in his head and quickly sketch it out.

He normally works in two stages: he first paints the entire canvas in base colours. After it has dried, he paints a second layer, adding more and more detail. After he finishes a painting, he leaves it a day or so before look at it again, this helps Ben pick up on areas that need changing.

His work is fairly diverse, ranging from portraits to landscapes, in both pencil and oils. He loves working with vivid, bright colours to create a unique and modern style. He is huge Sci-fi movie fan and he loves special effects.

There was a time after he finished University when he wanted to be a concept artist for films and video games. Ben tried digital painting and got very good results, but paint just has a depth and feel that cant be beaten. He still search on internet for concept artwork and get a lot of inspiration from that type of imagery. Jeffery also gets a lot of inspiration from views around him: his parents have a house in the Herefordshire countryside and one on the Isle of Harris and both have stunning views which constantly give him ideas and inspiration.

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