Ben worked for many years in the art and design profession and was Head of School at the Reigate School of Art before leaving in 1998 to concentrate on painting full time.
Ben has exhibited regularly at the Mall Galleries with the Royal Institute of painters in Watercolour, The New English art Club, Singer Friedlander and the Royal Society of Marine Artists.
He won the Classic Boat Award at the Royal Society of Marine Artists. At the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour annual exhibition he won the Kingsmead Rowland Hilder award for ‘Venice Reflections’, one of three works on display.
His work has appeared in the magazines Artists and Illustrators, and The Artist and International Artist who also published an article on Ben's work which demonstrated his watercolour methods.
Two instructional DVDs titled ‘Be a Better Painter’, each with an accompanying Booklet, are available from Teaching Art (SAA) as part of their painting workshop course series here.
Ben exhibits with other regional Galleries and has a solo Summer exhibition each year at the Denbies Vineyard Gallery in Dorking, Surrey.
Ben teaches his own watercolour class based in Betchworth, Surrey and regularly gives demonstrations across the South and South-East of England. For more information and details of availability please contact Ben directly by email or by phone on 01737 246061.
All work shown ©Ben Manchipp