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.


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Solo Exhibitions

2019: Island Fine Arts, Chichester

2015: Observations, JP Art Gallery, London


Joint Exhibitions

2022: Island Fine Arts, Chichester (Bower, Hope)

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)



Federation of British Artists: Winners | Award Winning Artists, 2022

Lynn Painter Stainers Prize: 2014, 2017

New English Art Club, Annual Show: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 to present

Pastel Society: 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 to present

Royal Academy Summer Show: 2013

Royal Institute of Oil Painters: 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 to present

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours: 2017

Royal Society of British Artists: 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Royal Society of Marine Artists: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 to present

Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers: 2013

Royal Society of Portrait Painters: 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 to present

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, Still Life 2022 (Hope, Richardson, Spackman, Warren)

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

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath: 2023

Panter & Hall: 2022

Thompson’s Gallery: 2020

The Jerram Gallery: 2020

Chris Beetles Gallery: 2020, 2022

St Ives: 2019


Pastel Society Member Exhibitions

The Gallery Holt: The Colour and Shape, 2022


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