We would like to take this opportunity in the closing week of Curious Pursuits to celebrate one of our artists that unfortunately didn’t make it to the Portico.
Ben is a rather curious illustrator and printmaker hopelessly obsessed with detail. He originates from Norwich via Cape Town South Africa, and much of his work is based on the places he has been and the strange and fascinating things which he has seen.
Ben delights in making millions of tiny little marks to create intricate and ornate illustrations of birds and animals presented against a variety of elaborate hand drawn ornate borders on more or less anything he can lay his hands on. In his words, “there doesn’t always have to be a reason to create something beautiful, sometimes ‘just because’ is good enough.”