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We are currently exhibiting local ceramicists "Wendy Abbott and "Paul Laycock" and we have the "Ladies are back in Town" Exhibitors from Yarm "Janice Foley and Jaxx Lawson"

Painted Stones by Stone Creations Artist "Denise Mathers" Ben Snowden now joins our list of exhibitors!
 

Ben Snowden

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Ben Snowden
Contemporary artist based in Bradford, West Yorkshire (UK)

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. I predominantly work with enamel and household paints on materials such as paper, board, card, textiles 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 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 has been exhibited in London and Yorkshire with artists such as; Frank Auerbach, Andrew ‘Mackie’ McIntosh, Sir Terry Frost (RA), Zoran Music, Andrew Salgado, Enzo Marra, Joan Miro, Carla Groppi, Sandra Blow (RA), Yuma Tomiyasu, Maurice Cockrill (RA), Sarah Harris, John Bratby (RA), Mandy Payne, Henry Inlander and William Gear (RA)

Press

National Open Art Competition 2015
“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”
Griffin Rayne Gallery
“This young artist is a real find, we have utter faith in his talent and his work backs up our belief”

Art Publications

Average Art Magazine – May Issue 2017
http://www.averageart.co.uk/

National Open Art Competition – Exhibition Catalogue 2015
http://www.nationalopenart.org/noa.php

To see Ben's work currently at the Gallery - CLICK HERE

Ben's WEBSITE He's got a very impressive portfolio! To find out more go to his website.
David Waddington T/A "The Connection Gallery" © Dave Waddington 2017