Ben Timmins

Ben’s unique and innovative approach to art practice accompanied by his employment of unusual materials and process has lead to many awards and recognition. In particular Ben’s deliberate use of wood grain as a substrate has unlocked and challenged the spatial dimension of space and reality within painting itself. The near three dimensional quality of the palpable wood panel, the grown fractal pattern of nature itself are seamlessly integrated into compositions with photo realist oil painting. Nature is his subject matter, whether it be a landscape or large bird study, the symbiosis of wood grain, realist painting and subject is very peculiar, there is a strong resonance between the subject ‘nature’ and the wood, which is also ‘nature’ in solid terms.