Educated at Glasgow School of Art and Byam Shaw School of Art from 1998-2001, contemporary artist Tim Benson - known for painterly modern portraiture - has recently received recognition with his election as an Associate of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He is a practiced portrait artist and not only creates a distinguishable representation of a sitter but moreover evokes the subject's character and mood. He ultimately leaves the viewer questioning the larger context, as presented in the surroundings and settings of pieces.
"I strive to make an image that offers more than simple representation - something with an emotive quality that captures the viewer's imagination." Tim Benson
Tim Benson regularly exhibits in solo and group exhibitions around the UK. He displays fine art portraits that stand on their own as collectible works of art and accordingly has established a large following and collector base. In addition to his fine art pieces, he accepts formal portrait and figurative commissions in oil or charcoal.
Tim is based at The Chocolate Factory studios in North London. He regularly invites sitters to the studio and also travels to subjects' own environments to present individuals in their own private settings.