Ben is a figurative painter currently living and working in Fort Collins, Colorado. Growing up in Colorado Springs, Ben found an early love for art, going on to complete his Fine Art education at Colorado State University. Taking inspiration from the Old Masters, he uses painting as a process through which tradition and craftsmanship can serve as a touchstone for the creative process; allowing for self-imposed constraints to serve as a catalyst for problem solving. While capturing the likeness of his subjects is of high priority, his work strikes a balance between deliberate rendering of form and intuitive response. This provides a space where academic considerations can run parallel with an open-ended process of translation. Ben continues his career as a working artist and private instructor in Fort Collins, at the Downtown Artery