Benjamin Hope AROI

Benjamin Hope AROI

Benjamin studied mathematics and physics at university because he was interested in them. His long-term plan throughout, though, was to become a painter and his artistic training happened concurrently through experimentation, practice, and reading. He has been a full time artist since 2011.

Awards

  • 2019: The Michael Harding Award, Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition
  • 2018: Frinton Frames Award, Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition
  • 2017: Winsor & Newton Non-member Award, Royal Institute of Oil Painters Exhibition
  • 2016: First Prize in the Jackson’s Pastel Portrait Competition
  • 2016: Mall Galleries Greetings Card Award: New English Art Club
  • 2014: Pintar Rapido First Prize (The Pintar Prize)
  • 2014: Jackson’s Prize, United Society of Artists Open Exhibition
  • 2014: Runner Up, Lynn Painter Stainers Prize

Other Society Memberships

  • The New English Art Club
  • The Pastel Society
  • The Royal Society of Marine Artists
  • The Royal Society of Portrait Painters
  • Oxford Art Society
  • Blackheath Art Society

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019: Island Fine Arts, Chichester
  • 2015: Observations, JP Art Gallery, London

Joint Exhibitions

  • 2021: Island Fine Arts, Chichester (Cole, Hope)
  • 2020: Island Fine Arts, Chichester (Hope, Robinson)
  • 2019: Common Ground, Gallery Different, London (Hope, Roberts)
  • 2018: Island Fine Arts, Chichester (Bemis, Hope)
  • 2017: Works, Gallery Different, London (Hooper, Hope)
  • 2017: Island Fine Arts, Isle of Wight (Cole, Hope, Pearce)

Group and Open Exhibitions

  • British Plein Air Painters: 2018 (Capturing the Moment, Menier Gallery)
  • Lynn Painter Stainers Prize: 2014, 2017
  • New English Art Club, Annual Exhibition: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Pastel Society: 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Royal Academy Summer Show: 2013
  • Royal Institute of Oil Painters: 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours: 2017
  • Royal Society of British Artists: 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Royal Society of Marine Artists: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers: 2013
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters: 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition: 2015, 2019
  • United Society of Artists: 2014
  • Chris Beetles Gallery: New English Art Club Members 2020
  • Colourfield Gallery: Winter Exhibition 2017
  • Highgate Contemporary Art: 2019
  • The Jerram Gallery: New English Art Club Members 2020
  • The Jerram Gallery: Christmas Exhibition 2019
  • JP Pop-up Art Galleries: 2014 (Blackheath and Belgravia)
  • St Ives: New English Art Club Members 2019
  • Sugarlift Gallery: Still: A Survey of Contemporary Still Life Paintings, New York 2020
  • Thompson’s Gallery: New English Art Club Members 2020
  • Oxford Art Society: 1998, 1999, 2001, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2021
  • Blackheath Art Society: 2013, 2014

Collections

Work held in private collections in the UK, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Switzerland, and the USA

Bibliography

  1. Alexander, Talking Techniques: Andrew Roberts & Benjamin Hope, Artists & Illustrators, November 2019, p.30
  2. Miles, Featured Artist: Ben Hope PS, The Pastel Society Newsletter, October 2019, p.2
  3. Gibbons, An Artist’s View of London, All Ways Traveller, 30 June 2017
  4. Walsh, Notebook, From Clapham to Cornwall…, The Independent on Saturday, 21 November 2015, Radar p.10
  5. Hales, Local Colour, Absolutely Battersea & Clapham, November 2015, p.16
  6. Peacocke, The Critic’s Choice, Oxford Mail review of OAS Members’ Exhibition, 09 April 2001, p.26

Publications

  • Give Oil Pastels a Go!, The Artist, October 2019, p.30
  • Numbers and Figures, The New English Art Club (online), February 2019
  • Palette-knife Portraits, The Artist, October 2016, p.37
  • Plein Air Pastels, The Artist, July 2016, p.23
  • The Science of Art, Johnian News #37, Michaelmas 2015, p.14
  • Taken at Face Value, Fulham Residents’ Journal, July 2012, p.13
  • Get Hyperreal, Belgravia Residents’ Journal, June 2012, p.13
  • Exhibition catalogues: Observations, 2015; Works, 2017; Capturing the Moment, 2018; Common Ground, 2019

Examples of work