SNOWDEN, Ben: ‘My Art’


‘Always Close’. Mixed media on cloth. 27cm x 49cm. Images by courtesy of the artist; see artist’s website.

“I am a 30 year old painter based in Bradford, West Yorkshire. I have been a finalist in the National Open Art Competition 2015, Platform Open Arts Competition 2015/16 and Black Swan Arts Open 2016. I have also been shortlisted for the New Light Art Prize Exhibition 2013, RA Summer Exhibition 2015 and National Open Art Competition 2016.”

“My work explores the relationships and ideas between subject and emotion, combining visceral energy with experience through painting. Inspired by the human form, poetry and the natural world, I use the language of abstraction to create work that emphasises on mood and expression to determine the overall feeling of the paintings.”


‘At Last I am Free’. Mixed media on canvas, 12.8cm x 8.9cm. Images by courtesy of the artist; see artist’s website.

“I predominantly work with enamel and household paints on materials such as paper, board, card, cloth and wood that I find in everyday life. My main focus is to create work that evokes the senses and ultimately communicates a positive and constructive view of the world.”


‘Bird in the Sky’. Mixed media on board, 12.3cm x 9.2cm. Images by courtesy of the artist; see artist’s website.


“My work has been exhibited in London and Yorkshire, and I have exhibited alongside artists such as; Frank Auerbach, Andrew ‘Mackie’ McIntosh, Sir Terry Frost (RA), Zoran Music, Andrew Salgado, Joan Miro, Carla Groppi, Sandra Blow (RA), Yuma Tomiyasu, Maurice Cockrill (RA), John Bratby (RA), Mandy Payne, Henry Inlander and William Gear (RA).”

What others say about my work:

  •  “This young artist is a real find, we have utter faith in his talent and his work backs up our belief”- Griffin Rayne Gallery. 
  • “Other rising names include Brighton-based artist Lauren Alderslade, who has been selected for her painting Plenty of Fish – a comment on the modern dating game – fine artist Ben Snowden, photographer Isla Jones, and contemporary landscape painter John Hainsworth” NOA 15


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