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Tim_Benson

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Artist and Educator

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Tim Benson

City

London

Art Style

Art Style

Painting

Biography

About

I am committed to working with charities and NGOs to tell the stories of people throughout the world who don’t have a voice.

Painted portraits speak to people in a way that the written word and photography cannot. My exhibitions engage people with important global challenges and build awareness through painting.

Exhibitions

Exhibition History

ELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

  • Visions of Zambia – Mall Galleries

2016

  • Faces of Ebola – Mall Galleries

2013

  • Solo show – Highgate Contemporary

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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries

2017

  • Annual Exhibition- Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
  • ‘My Favourite Subject’ – M1 Fine Art, Greenwich
  • Annual Exhibition- New English Art Club, Mall Galleries
  • Annual Exhibition- Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries

2016

  • ‘The ROI Paints Greenwich’ – M1 Fine Art, Greenwich
  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries

2015

  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
  • Annual Exhibition – New English Art Club, Mall Galleries
  • Portraiture Today – Gibberd Gallery, Harlow
  • 50 Children 50 Artists – The Courtyard, Hoxton
  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
  • Group show – CO2 Gallery
  • Tim Benson and Lachlan Goudie, New Paintings – Mall Galleries
  • Group Show – HayHill Gallery

2014

  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
  • Annual Exhibition – New English Art Club, Mall Galleries
  • Beyond White Walls – Gallery Argentum
  • Discerning Eye Exhibition – Mall Galleries
  • 50 Children 50 Artists – Winton Capital
  • Group show – McNeill Fine Art
  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
  • Group show – CO2 Gallery
  • Little Gems – Mall Galleries
  • Portraits Today – Milton Gallery, St.Paul’s School

2013

  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
  • Annual Exhibition – New English Art Club, Mall Galleries
  • Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath – Highgate Contemporary
  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
  • Affordable Art Fair, New York – Blue Tomato Gallery
  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries

2012

  • Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath – Highgate Contemporary
  • Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park – Panter and Hall
  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
  • BP Portrait Award – The National Portrait Gallery
  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
  • Group show – Highgate Contemporary

2011

  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
  • ‘Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition’, Kings Place Gallery, Kings Place, London
  • Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath – Highgate Contemporary Art
  • Summer Exhibition – Picturecraft Gallery, Holt, Norfolk
  • Summer Miscellany – Highgate Contemporary Art
  • Two Artist show – Highgate Contemporary Art
  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
  • Breath of Fresh Air – Byard Art, Cambridge

2010

  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
  • Two Artists – Hay Hill Gallery, Cork Street
  • Two Artists – Island Fine Arts, Isle of Wight
  • Group Show – Highgate Contemporary Art
  • Cambridge Art Fair – Enid Lawson Gallery, Marylebone
  • Summer Show – Highgate Contemporary Art
  • Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park – Island Fine Arts and Enid Lawson Gallery

2009

  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
  • Three Artists: Landscapes – Island Fine Arts
  • Changing Hang – Enid Lawson Gallery, Marylebone
  • Affordable Art Fair, Bristol – Enid Lawson Gallery
  • Cambridge Art Fair – Enid Lawson Gallery
  • Summer Show – Highgate Fine Art
  • Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park – Enid Lawson Gallery and Island Fine Arts
  • Harrogate Art Fair – Enid Lawson Gallery
  • Edinburgh Art Fair – Enid Lawson Gallery

2008

  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
  • Antiques for the Future –Norman Adams, Knightsbridge
  • British Antique Dealers’ Association fair, Chelsea
  • Summer show – Highgate Fine Art
  • Summer show – Island Fine Arts, Isle of Wight
  • Summer landscapes – Thompson’s, Aldeburgh
  • Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park – Island Fine Arts
  • Noel Noel – Highgate Fine Art Gallery

2007

  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
  • Cultural Expo – Pakistan High Commission, London
  • Summer show – Highgate Fine Art
  • Charity Exhibition – The Canterbury Oast Trust
  • Noel Noel – Highgate Fine Art

2006

  • Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
  • Noel Noel – Highgate Fine Art

2005

  • Noel Noel – Highgate Fine Art

2004

  • Annual Exhibition – Thompson’s City
  • New Landscapes – Thompson’s City
  • Noel Noel – Highgate Fine Art

2003

  • Annual Exhibition – Thompson’s City
  • Three New Artists – CCA Galleries, Mayfair
  • Changing Hang – Thompson’s City
  • Commission – Le Meridien Hotel, London
  • Group Exhibition – Karen Taylor Gallery, Twickenham
  • September Show – Thompson’s Marylebone
  • Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park – Thompson’s
  • Christmas Show – Catto Gallery, Hampstead

2002

  • Past Masters – Stroud House Gallery, Gloucestershire
  • Fresh Art – Business Design Centre, Islington
  • Group Exhibition – Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge-Wells
  • Group Exhibition – Moreton Contemporary, Pimlico

2001

  • Braving the Elements – Vertigo Gallery, Hoxton

 

Research Interests

Interests

Portraits for NHS Heroes

Subject: Karl Ellis

Original Artwork: 16” x 12”, oil on canvas

Artist Statement:

“It was a real pleasure and honour to paint Karl Ellis for #portraitsfornhsheroes. Karl works for the NHS in Oxford. I felt that it was extremely important to recognise the crucial and often dangerous work that NHS workers are undertaking on our behalf. Painting Karl’s portrait was my way of saying thank you.”Tim Benson

Associations

Member of
  • President, Royal Institute of Oil Painters
  • Member, Royal Society of Portrait Painters
  • Member, New English Art Club

Contact Details

Website

timbenson.co.uk