ABOUT BENJAMIN

Benjamin studied mathematics and physics at university because he was interested in them. His long-term plan throughout, though, was to become a painter and his artistic training happened concurrently through experimentation, practice, and reading. Benjamin has been a full-time artist since 2011, and as well as the RP, he is an elected member of the New English Art Club and the Pastel Society.
In 2014 Benjamin was awarded a runner-up prize in the Lynn Painter-Stainers Competition for his Self Portrait in Leftover Paint, and in the same year, the Jackson’s Prize at the United Society of Artists Exhibition for his portrait, Sophie. In 2016 he was awarded First Prize in the Jackson’s Pastel Portrait Competition.

COMMISSIONS

FEE GUIDE
Oil
20×16 INCHES £2,800
24×20 INCHES £3,500
30×25 INCHES £5,000
36×28 INCHES £6,500
40×30 INCHES £7,500
50×40 INCHES £10,500
60×40 INCHES £15,000
Pastel
from  £2,000
I only work from life.
I’m not VAT registered

 

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

2019: Island Fine Arts, Chichester
2015: Observations, JP Art Gallery, London

Joint Exhibitions

2021: Island Fine Arts, Chichester (Cole, Hope)
2020: Island Fine Arts, Chichester (Hope, Robinson)
2019: Common Ground, Gallery Different, London (Hope, Roberts)
2018: Island Fine Arts, Chichester (Bemis, Hope)
2017: Works, Gallery Different, London (Hooper, Hope)
2017: Island Fine Arts, Isle of Wight (Cole, Hope, Pearce)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Group and Open Exhibitions

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize: 2014, 2017
New English Art Club, Annual Show: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Pastel Society: 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Royal Academy Summer Show: 2013
Royal Institute of Oil Painters: 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours: 2017
Royal Society of British Artists: 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Royal Society of Marine Artists: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers: 2013
Royal Society of Portrait Painters: 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition: 2015, 2019
United Society of Artists: 2014
British Plein Air Painters: 2018 (Capturing the Moment, Menier Gallery)
Colourfield Gallery: Winter Exhibition 2017
Highgate Contemporary Art: 2019 (Observations)
The Jerram Gallery: Christmas Exhibition 2019
JP Pop-up Art Galleries: 2014 (Blackheath and Belgravia)
Sugarlift Gallery: Still: A Survey of Contemporary Still Life Paintings, New York 2020
Oxford Art Society: 1998, 1999, 2001, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2021
Blackheath Art Society: 2013, 2014

New English Art Club Member Exhibitions

Thompson’s Gallery: 2020
The Jerram Gallery: 2020
Chris Beetles Gallery: 2020
St Ives: 2019

AWARDS

AWARDS
2019: The Michael Harding Award, Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition
2018: Frinton Frames Award, Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition
2017: Winsor & Newton Non-member Award, Royal Institute of Oil Painters Exhibition
2016: First Prize in the Jackson’s Pastel Portrait Competition
2016: Mall Galleries Greetings Card Award: New English Art Club
2014: Pintar Rapido First Prize (The Pintar Prize)
2014: Jackson’s Prize, United Society of Artists Open Exhibition (for portrait ‘Sophie’)
2014: Runner Up, Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize (for ’Self Portrait in Leftover Paint’)

Commission a portrait by Benjamin Hope RP