Based in Perth, Western Australia and spent many years travelling the outback looking at the great scenery this place has to offer, the most formative experience of which was living in the northern Kimberley town of Kununurra for a large part of his childhood which lead him towards his chosen career path. Entirely self taught, Ben's work endeavours to capture his surroundings in a realist manner while still maintaining some painterly aspects to his pieces.

 

 

 

Artist CV

Begun painting 1994, Self taught realist painter in oils

Artist in residence- public studio at Point Heathcote, September 2004 - February 2007, open to visitors every Sunday

2004 - 2005 lectured short day courses for Challenger Tafe "Oils of Perth with Ben Sherar" for 5 terms running

Collection of 6 Limited Edition art prints in publication, stocking in multiple Perth Picture Framing stores since 2001

2013 - 2015 Artist in Residence,Historic Fremantle Town Hall, 8 William street Fremantle

 

 

Exhibition list

2016
- First prize "Work by Melville resident" in 2016 City of Melville Art Awards
- "Written in the clouds" Exhibition of 17 new small format cloudscapes at Little Creatures Brewery, 40 Mews Road Fremantle
- Tied 2nd / 3rd place 2016 “Quick Draw 2 hour plein air paint off” Black Swan Prize for Portraiture

2015
- Organizer “ArtMark 2014” One-day Artists market – 25 artist stalls in Westgate Mall, Adelaide terrace Fremantle.
- Organizer “Roasting Sessions” One-day Artists market at Roasting Warehouse 312 South Terrace, South Fremantle – over 15 Artist stalls on display with 120 rotating artists, monthly sessions
- July 2nd – 26th portrait sketches at “Winter National” pop up bar, part of Fremantle's “Winter Garden” Ice skating festival, for Childrens Starlight Foundation Charity as a fundraiser

2014
- Studio Exhibition at Fremantle Town Hall studio, 8 William street Fremantle
November 24th begun running Pop-up Art markets in Fremantle, Western Australia, displaying the work of 30 local artists
2013
- solo exhibition / official studio opening at Fremantle Town Hall studio, 8 William street Fremantle
- solo exhibition “Subject Matters” at emerge ART SPACE 676A Beaufort street Mt Lawley
- Finalist 2013 Black Swan prize for Portraiture

2012
-Peoples Choice Award, 2012 City of Belmont Art Award

2011
- solo exhibition "If not for the dawn" at emerge ART SPACE 676A Beaufort street Mt Lawley
- Fifth annual "Garden Exhibition" in the artists garden

2010
- work purchased by City of Melville - 2010 City of Melville Art Awards
- People's Choice Award - City of Belmont Annual Art Award
- solo exhibition "Concrete Reflections" at emerge ART SPACE
676A Beaufort street Mt Lawley
-Fourth annual "Garden Exhibition" in the artists garden

2009
- Third annual "Garden Exhibition" in the artists garden

2008
- First prize "Work by Melville resident" in 2008 Melville Art Awards
- "Scene in Freo" solo show at "Organic Royale" Essex street Fremantle
- Second annual "Garden Exhibition" in the artists garden
- Selected as one of 25 finalists to display work at Telethon Speech and Hearings "Young Artists with Attitude" exhibition, Burswood Intercontinental Hotel, June 2008

2007
- First annual "Garden Exhibition" in the artists garden

2006
- Joint exhibition with artist Don Brown, The Salt Store Gallery , Rottnest Island
- "Local Waters" Solo show Gallery 101 / WA club St Georges Terrace Perth
- Feature artist at Eagle Vale Estates "Jazz on the lawn" day. Showing of 12 new coastal works, hanging for a 2 month show

2005
- "Atmospheric" Solo show Little Creatures Brewery, Fremantle
- "Visions of Fremantle" Solo show Freight Gallery, Beach st Fremantle

2004
- Joint exhibition with artist Kris Keen, Old Royal George Gallery, East Fremantle

2002
- 1st prize in oils, North Midlands Annual Art Exhibition