Born in 1985 Ben has lived in Peterborough most of his civilian life. He joined the Army at 16 and after leaving the Army became a builder and carpenter. He first picked up a brush in February 2017 after a hiking trip to the Lake District. Ben became completely obsessed with painting using every spare moment he could, Ben would get up at 4am to paint before a full day's work on site for his building company. After a year of obsessive painting his wife approached some local galleries and famous artist Roz Bell (without him knowing) this launched Ben into his career as a self-taught professional artist. Bens inspiration comes from his passion for nature and adventure. His weekends are filled with wild camping, hiking and most recently paddle boarding! Always snapping reference photos where ever he goes.