ABOUT TIM

Graduating from  Byam Shaw School of Art, Tim  Benson is President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and a member of the New English Art Club.   He teaches portraiture at the New School of Art, Heatherleys and at The Art Academy. He also sits on the Exhibitions Committee for Mall Galleries.

 

“Painted portraits speak to people in a way that the written word and photography cannot.  When I am painting a portrait, I strive to make an image that offers more than simple representation – something with
an emotive quality that captures the viewer’s imagination.”

COMMISSIONS

TIM BENSON PRICE GUIDE

Oil

 

12 inches x 10 inches £1,800

22 inches x 16 inches  £3,000

30 inches x 24 inches £5,000

40 inches x 30 inches £7,500

48 inches x 36 inches £10,000

60 inches x 48 inches £17,000

 

This is a rough fee-guide for a single portrait. Frame, travel & accommodation expenses, and VAT are not included. For groups and non-standard sizes please ask for a quote.

METHOD OF WORKING

METHOD OF WORKING

I paint exclusively in oils using large brush marks and an impasto technique to make painterly portraits that reflect the personality of the sitter. I prefer to work from life but will also work from good quality photographs and I am happy to travel to my sitter.

EXHIBITIONS

The Alexander Collection – Alexander Centre, Faversham

Spring Exhibition – JP Art Gallery, Black Heath

Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries

Annual Exhibition – New English Art Club, Mall Galleries

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 Visions of Zambia – Mall Galleries

2016 Faces of Ebola – Mall Galleries

2013 Solo Exhibition – Highgate Contemporary Art

2012 Small Paintings – Island Fine Arts

2008 East Anglian Landscapes – Highgate Fine Art

2007 British Landscapes – Rafael Valls, Mayfair

2006 Aspects of the Subcontinent – Highgate Fine Art

2003 British Skyscapes – Lauderdale House