Project Description

Tim Benson

Category: Artist

About Tim Benson

I am committed to working with charities and NGOs to tell the stories of people throughout the world who don’t have a voice.

Painted portraits speak to people in a way that the written word and photography cannot. My exhibitions engage people with important global challenges and build awareness through painting.

President, Royal Institute of Oil Painters; Member, Royal Society of Portrait Painters; Member, New English Art Club.

Portraits for NHS Heroes

Subject: Karl Ellis

Original Artwork: 16” x 12”, oil on canvas

Artist Statement:

“It was a real pleasure and honour to paint Karl Ellis for #portraitsfornhsheroes. Karl works for the NHS in Oxford. I felt that it was extremely important to recognise the crucial and often dangerous work that NHS workers are undertaking on our behalf. Painting Karl’s portrait was my way of saying thank you.”
Tim Benson



Education:

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Visions of Zambia – Mall Galleries
2016 Faces of Ebola – Mall Galleries
2013 Solo show – Highgate Contemporary
2012 Small Paintings – Island Fine Arts
2008 East Anglian Landscapes – Highgate Fine Art
2007 British Landscapes – Rafael Valls, Mayfair
2006 Aspects of the Subcontinent – Highgate Fine Art
2003 British Skyscapes – Lauderdale House

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries

2017
Annual Exhibition- Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
‘My Favourite Subject’ – M1 Fine Art, Greenwich
Annual Exhibition- New English Art Club, Mall Galleries
Annual Exhibition- Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries

2016
‘The ROI Paints Greenwich’ – M1 Fine Art, Greenwich
Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries

2015
Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
Annual Exhibition – New English Art Club, Mall Galleries
Portraiture Today – Gibberd Gallery, Harlow
50 Children 50 Artists – The Courtyard, Hoxton
Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
Group show – CO2 Gallery
Tim Benson and Lachlan Goudie, New Paintings – Mall Galleries
Group Show – HayHill Gallery

2014
Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
Annual Exhibition – New English Art Club, Mall Galleries
Beyond White Walls – Gallery Argentum
Discerning Eye Exhibition – Mall Galleries
50 Children 50 Artists – Winton Capital
Group show – McNeill Fine Art
Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
Group show – CO2 Gallery
Little Gems – Mall Galleries
Portraits Today – Milton Gallery, St.Paul’s School

2013
Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
Annual Exhibition – New English Art Club, Mall Galleries
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath – Highgate Contemporary
Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
Affordable Art Fair, New York – Blue Tomato Gallery
Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries

2012
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath – Highgate Contemporary
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park – Panter and Hall
Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
BP Portrait Award – The National Portrait Gallery
Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
Group show – Highgate Contemporary

2011
Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
‘Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition’, Kings Place Gallery, Kings Place, London
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath – Highgate Contemporary Art
Summer Exhibition – Picturecraft Gallery, Holt, Norfolk
Summer Miscellany – Highgate Contemporary Art
Two Artist show – Highgate Contemporary Art
Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
Breath of Fresh Air – Byard Art, Cambridge

2010
Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
Two Artists – Hay Hill Gallery, Cork Street
Two Artists – Island Fine Arts, Isle of Wight
Group Show – Highgate Contemporary Art
Cambridge Art Fair – Enid Lawson Gallery, Marylebone
Summer Show – Highgate Contemporary Art
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park – Island Fine Arts and Enid Lawson Gallery

2009
Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
Three Artists: Landscapes – Island Fine Arts
Changing Hang – Enid Lawson Gallery, Marylebone
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol – Enid Lawson Gallery
Cambridge Art Fair – Enid Lawson Gallery
Summer Show – Highgate Fine Art
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park – Enid Lawson Gallery and Island Fine Arts
Harrogate Art Fair – Enid Lawson Gallery
Edinburgh Art Fair – Enid Lawson Gallery

2008
Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
Antiques for the Future –Norman Adams, Knightsbridge
British Antique Dealers’ Association fair, Chelsea
Summer show – Highgate Fine Art
Summer show – Island Fine Arts, Isle of Wight
Summer landscapes – Thompson’s, Aldeburgh
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park – Island Fine Arts
Noel Noel – Highgate Fine Art Gallery

2007
Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
Annual Exhibition – Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
Cultural Expo – Pakistan High Commission, London
Summer show – Highgate Fine Art
Charity Exhibition – The Canterbury Oast Trust
Noel Noel – Highgate Fine Art

2006
Annual Exhibition – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
Noel Noel – Highgate Fine Art

2005
Noel Noel – Highgate Fine Art

2004
Annual Exhibition – Thompson’s City
New Landscapes – Thompson’s City
Noel Noel – Highgate Fine Art

2003
Annual Exhibition – Thompson’s City
Three New Artists – CCA Galleries, Mayfair
Changing Hang – Thompson’s City
Commission – Le Meridien Hotel, London
Group Exhibition – Karen Taylor Gallery, Twickenham
September Show – Thompson’s Marylebone
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park – Thompson’s
Christmas Show – Catto Gallery, Hampstead

2002
Past Masters – Stroud House Gallery, Gloucestershire
Fresh Art – Business Design Centre, Islington
Group Exhibition – Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge-Wells
Group Exhibition – Moreton Contemporary, Pimlico

2001
Braving the Elements – Vertigo Gallery, Hoxton

Artworks