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Ben Jeffery [Biography]

Ben Jeffery

Ben Jeffery

Ben was born in 1986 and grew up in Barnet, north London. He always had a keen interest in art ever since his grandfather introduced him to the work of John Varley, the renowned 18th Century watercolour artist, as the Varleys are related to the Jeffery family.

He first realised he wanted to be an artist in secondary school. A few classmates and him used to have bets to see who could draw the best portrait of someone. He really enjoyed going to school and showing them to see their reaction. He painted a portrait of his dad for a mock GCSE which got admired by the entire art class.

He continued to study Art to degree level. He received a lot of guidance and advice throughout the years but his technique is mostly self taught. When studying Art at College and University, he was mainly left to his own devises. He was given a subject and asked to come up with a portfolio of work and to develop an idea to a few final images. Teachers didn't teach him techniques, which meant he had to learn on our own.

He always wanted to paint with oils and come up with colourful detailed paintings, this wasnt always well received by his tutors, but his classmates were always quite impressed with what Ben came up with. It was then that Jeffery picked up methods and techniques to get the mark making he wanted with oil paints. Its a case of trial and error a lot of the time, trying new ways of controlling the paint, from there his style has evolved.

A lot of the time a painting evolves as he paints it. Ben always has a basic composition in mind but he lets brush come up with the shapes and he chooses colour almost on the spot. Other times Jeffery sees an image in his head and quickly sketch it out.

He normally works in two stages: he first paints the entire canvas in base colours. After it has dried, he paints a second layer, adding more and more detail. After he finishes a painting, he leaves it a day or so before look at it again, this helps Ben pick up on areas that need changing.

His work is fairly diverse, ranging from portraits to landscapes, in both pencil and oils. He loves working with vivid, bright colours to create a unique and modern style. He is huge Sci-fi movie fan and he loves special effects.

There was a time after he finished University when he wanted to be a concept artist for films and video games. Ben tried digital painting and got very good results, but paint just has a depth and feel that cant be beaten. He still search on internet for concept artwork and get a lot of inspiration from that type of imagery. Jeffery also gets a lot of inspiration from views around him: his parents have a house in the Herefordshire countryside and one on the Isle of Harris and both have stunning views which constantly give him ideas and inspiration.

City Guardian deluxe

Giclée on Canvas

Endangered Empire deluxe

Giclée on Canvas

My Kingdom deluxe

Giclée on Canvas

Urban Hunter deluxe

Giclée on Canvas

Father and Son

Giclée on Paper

Glory Days

Giclée on Paper

Shoreline Freedom

Giclée on Paper

Silence is Golden

Giclée on Paper

Agent of Chaos

Giclée on Canvas

Evening Light

Giclée on Canvas

Contemplation

Giclée on Canvas

Harry's Riddle ~

Acrylic on Canvas

My Kingdom

Acrylic on Canvas

'London Light's'

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Diana~

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Ice & Fire ~

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Poldark ~

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Rey ~

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The King In The North

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City Guardian - Canvas

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Endangered Empire - Canvas

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Favourite Moments

Giclée on Canvas

Joker - Canvas

Giclée on Canvas

Licence To Kill

Studio Edition on Canvas

My Kingdom - Canvas

Studio Edition on Canvas

Never Alone

Giclée on Canvas

Urban Hunter - Canvas

Studio Edition on Canvas

Wonderful Memories

Giclée on Canvas

Buzz

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Crocodile Rock

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Did I Leave The Stove On ~

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Finding Nemo ~

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I'll Be There For You

Acrylic on Canvas

Jailhouse Rock

Acrylic on Canvas

Music Legends 1

Acrylic on Canvas

Three Lions

Acrylic on Canvas

Yesterday

Acrylic on Canvas

You're The One That I Want

Acrylic on Canvas

Project New York ~

Oil on Canvas

Back To Back

Acrylic on Canvas

Black Cat

Acrylic on Canvas

Hammer To Fall

Acrylic on Canvas

Here's My Card

Acrylic on Canvas

Hunter

Acrylic on Canvas

Leader Of The Pack

Acrylic on Canvas

Taylor

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The Thin White Duke

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Wonder Woman ~

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'The Avengers' NEW

Original oil

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Ali

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Bohemian Rhapsody

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City Guard

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Dolly

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Endangered Empire

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Guardian

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Heavy Traffic

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Out Of The Shadows

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Road Rage

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Starman

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The Boss

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The Fab Four

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The King

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The Stones

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Urban Hunter

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Whole Lotta Love

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Licence To Kill

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The Shelby's

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Batman

Oil on Canvas

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007 ~

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Back To Black

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Black Panther~

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Black and Gold

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Bowie

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Chrome Head

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Copper Head

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Eyes Of Gold

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Gold Head

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Hound Dog

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Minnie

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Monster Inc ~

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On The Hunt

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Payback

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Predator II

Acrylic on Canvas

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Snow Leopard

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Spots and Stripes

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Strength

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Tiger King

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Wildcat

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Studio Edition on Canvas

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*** SOLD OUT *** Mercury

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**SOLD OUT** - Monroe

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Ben Jeffery

Ben Jeffery

Ben was born in 1986 and grew up in Barnet, north London. He always had a keen interest in art ever since his grandfather introduced him to the work of John Varley, the renowned 18th Century watercolour artist, as the Varleys are related to the Jeffery family.

He first realised he wanted to be an artist in secondary school. A few classmates and him used to have bets to see who could draw the best portrait of someone. He really enjoyed going to school and showing them to see their reaction. He painted a portrait of his dad for a mock GCSE which got admired by the entire art class.

He continued to study Art to degree level. He received a lot of guidance and advice throughout the years but his technique is mostly self taught. When studying Art at College and University, he was mainly left to his own devises. He was given a subject and asked to come up with a portfolio of work and to develop an idea to a few final images. Teachers didn't teach him techniques, which meant he had to learn on our own.

He always wanted to paint with oils and come up with colourful detailed paintings, this wasnt always well received by his tutors, but his classmates were always quite impressed with what Ben came up with. It was then that Jeffery picked up methods and techniques to get the mark making he wanted with oil paints. Its a case of trial and error a lot of the time, trying new ways of controlling the paint, from there his style has evolved.

A lot of the time a painting evolves as he paints it. Ben always has a basic composition in mind but he lets brush come up with the shapes and he chooses colour almost on the spot. Other times Jeffery sees an image in his head and quickly sketch it out.

He normally works in two stages: he first paints the entire canvas in base colours. After it has dried, he paints a second layer, adding more and more detail. After he finishes a painting, he leaves it a day or so before look at it again, this helps Ben pick up on areas that need changing.

His work is fairly diverse, ranging from portraits to landscapes, in both pencil and oils. He loves working with vivid, bright colours to create a unique and modern style. He is huge Sci-fi movie fan and he loves special effects.

There was a time after he finished University when he wanted to be a concept artist for films and video games. Ben tried digital painting and got very good results, but paint just has a depth and feel that cant be beaten. He still search on internet for concept artwork and get a lot of inspiration from that type of imagery. Jeffery also gets a lot of inspiration from views around him: his parents have a house in the Herefordshire countryside and one on the Isle of Harris and both have stunning views which constantly give him ideas and inspiration.

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