Upcoming Exhibition – “Breathe” 5th August

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Amongst all the commission pieces I've been working solidly in the studio on a fresh new body of work for an upcoming joint show with Kiya Kalem at Mandurah Performing Art Centre.

Our show "Breathe" is on display from the 5th of August and the opening coincides with MPAC's annual 9 by 5 exhibition, there will be Drinks and Nibbles available at the bar from 5pm, registration isn't necessary but if you wish to do so please visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/breathe-tickets-382359265857

High Street Gallery Winter Warmer – Sunday 18th July!

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High Street Gallery 'Winter Warmer' is on this Sunday the 18th of July - New paintings on display along with live music and mulled wine!

We're putting on a little event down at High Street Gallery this Sunday the 18th of July, showing of some new pieces from the last few months in the studio, given the cold weather it feels like the perfect time for some mulled wine and a bit of live music to help bring some cheer to these cold weekends!

Live music, Live painting and a Door prize of an Original Artwork and Floral Arrangement!

RSVP not essential, all are welcome!

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High Street Gallery now Open!

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A photo of two artists standing out the front of their newly openend gallery in femantle Western AustraliaI'm very proud to announce that I've finally opened my own gallery! Alongside my partner Kiya Kalem we've found the perfect little space right in the heart of Fremantle's bustling shopping strip.

You can find High Street Gallery at 75a High Street, just off the main strip next door to the wonderful people at the Artisan Store.

With plenty of wall space, we've managed to fill the gallery with a wide range of our own artworks, open to commission work.

Also stocking great Jarrah Pieces from Jarrahcorp , Ceramic pieces from the talented Danica Wichtermann , there's plenty to look at.

Open 10:30 - 4:30 Wednesday's to Sunday's with free parking out the front along High Street

Yagan Square Digital Tower Display

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A display of a painting on the Digital Tower at Yagan Square in perth Western Australia

I’m thrilled to have my paintings on display on the Yagan Square Digital Tower in Perth City!
So to celebrate I am partnering with @theartisanstore Fremantle to do a special ? GIVEAWAY ? for two and a half weeks whilst you can find my works screening on the Yagan Square Digital Tower!!
In two weeks, on the 5th of June, we’re giving my painting ‘No More Miss Maud’s’ (second image in the gallery) as a prize
To enrol in our GIVEAWAY you need to:
1. Take a shot of Digital Tower with my artwork on it. (You may have to wait for a little while while it rotates through all the artwork and adverts!!)
2. Post the shot in your IG feed or stories or Facebook.
3. Tag @bensherar.art and @theartisanstore.
That’s it! @theartisanstore will send your entry number as soon as you meet all the conditions. ???
We’ll draw the winner on the 5th of June and you can pick the painting up from the The Artisan Store – 81a High street Fremantle, or we’ll help to organize the postage.
Please note, postage cost for the small prize painting isn’t included in the Giveaway, it’s a smallish artwork though so you won’t break the bank if you win ???
The paintings displayed on the tower are also now available on the Artisan Store Website
They’re all pretty big, so I’m offering to pay full shipping anywhere in Australia, and free delivery & hanging of these industrially varnished pieces on aluminium anywhere in the Perth metro area!
. (overseas shipping can be negotiated but these pieces are Big and Heavy!) ????

Exploring the palette knife

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Palette knives and oil paint on an artists paletteI've recently been exploring the use of the palette knife - something I've long thought I'm not comfortable using. In forcing myself to paint the majority of a piece with palette knife and only resorting to brushes very sparingly I've found the learning curve to not be that difficult, I'm quite enjoying the process!!

The speed of application and raw textural nature of working with these tools adds what I feel to be an immediacy to the work and I realised that I've instinctively been colour mixing on the palette with the knife anyway, then picking up those colours with a brush - hey why not take out the middle man and just do it all with the knife?!

New Year, New Gallery Wall Display!!

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Happy New Year, here we go 2020!!

I've kicked it off with taking a full wall at the popular 'David Giles Gallery' at 49B High Street Fremantle - Four fresh new works are up with a couple other recent pieces, with many more to follow as I start the year hard at work in the studio.

Hanging yesterday coincided with the opening night of David Giles' 48th Solo show, what a great night with so many kind words and interest about my new pieces.

Focussing on Rottnest Island for 3 of these 4 new ones, I've really enjoyed going back to my Local Landscape themes after working solidly on the Cloudscape Series. Adding a few flourishes of plein-air inspired texture and brushwork, these pieces have already gained a lot of attention so get on down to the gallery any day of the week 11-5 to check them out in the flesh before they're snapped up!

Website rebuild

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Time for an upgrade!

I’m working hard rebuilding my website to better showcase my latest work, check back again soon to better browse through my Latest pieces, my Local Perth scenes and an archive of older work – Thanks for taking the time to check out my site, and thanks for your patience


Small still life studies up on eBay

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I've got a number of small still lifes up on eBay for auction, get in quick to scoop one up, Click the image to go to my eBay!

All of these little ones were done from life using the shadow box I made - alla prima still life is a great way to learn brush techniques and colour picking!

Studio Moving

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A wooden artists easel inside an art studio

With the ending of my latest lease my residency in the Fremantle Town Hall is at an end, a big thankyou to City of Fremantle for granting use of the heritage listed building as an art studio, and a big thankyou to all the wonderful people I met throughout my time in such a great location - so many fun times, interesting conversations and friends made - and so much late night painting!!

I'll still be in town regularly - time to hit the streets with my pochade box, on to bigger and better things!