Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 102cm x 91.5cm (40” x 36”)
Exhibited at the ROI Royal Society show
I strive to make an image that offers more than simple representation – something with an emotive quality that captures the viewer's imagination.
Self portrait by lamplight by Tim Benson
Educated at Glasgow School of Art and Byam Shaw School of Art from 1998-2001, contemporary artist Tim Benson has received recognition with his election as President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. As a practised figurative artist Tim not only creates a distinguishable likeness of a subject but moreover evokes the sitter’s character and mood. He is never satisfied with simple representation, rather concentrating on bringing to his work an emotive and often visceral quality.