Ben Kelly Painter has taken the art world by storm in recent years. He has sold out in quick succession every exhibition he has exhibited at; culminated in the latest ‘The World of Ben Kelly’ exhibition-held at Clark Art Ltd, Hale Cheshire-which was an unmitigating success. With all 94 of Ben’s paintings being eagerly snapped up by art aficionados and those looking for a sound financial investment for potential return, it’s no wonder a Ben Kelly Painting is such a prized possession.
Having developed a recognizable, figurative style as a painter, Macclesfield born Ben Kelly phenomenal rise to national prominence is a testament to his hard work and dedication. His talent for capturing ‘everyday life’ within a quirky, humorous dimension really strike a chord with a wide spectrum of art lovers, who are drawn into his thought-provoking narratives that come to life on the canvas.
The anticipation that preceded the Ben Kelly Painter Exhibition at Clark Art Gallery was abounding with people calling every day to go on the waiting list for one of Ben’s sought after paintings. At the forefront of the current Northern Art Scene, Ben has become ‘the’ most exciting young artist of his generation; transcended anything that has gone before.
Ben’s credentials are plain to see. Having trained at the prestigious and renowned Central St Martins College, his first major success was the distinguished Painting in Art Prize 2006-beating over 800 entrant to win- with his “The Final Whistle” piece. Thus he has followed in the hallowed footsteps of none other than 1953 winner L.S. Lowry.