Tim Benson, Vice President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters

Educated at Glasgow School of Art and Byam Shaw School of Art from 1998-2001, contemporary artist Tim Benson has received recognition with his election as Vice President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. As a practised figurative artist Tim not only creates a distinguishable likeness of a subject but moreover evokes the sitter’s character and mood. He is never satisfied with simple representation, rather concentrating on bringing to his work an emotive and often visceral quality.

Tim regularly exhibits in solo and group exhibitions around the UK. He displays fine art paintings that stand on their own as collectible works of art and accordingly has established a large following and collector base. In addition to his fine art pieces, he accepts more formal portrait and figurative commissions in oil or charcoal.

Awards:
2013
- Elected Vice President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters
- Awarded the ‘Arts Club Charitable Trust Award’, Annual Exhibition, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries

2011
- Elected Full member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters
- Elected Associate of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters

2010
- Second prize – Winsor & Newton Young Artist Award, Annual Exhibition, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries

2004
- Third prize, Winsor & Newton Young Artist Award, Annual Exhibition, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries

Notable sitters:
- Sir Harry Solomon
- Dr Edward Winters
- Brian Cox CBE
- Andrew James VPRP
- Michael Palin CBE

34. Seascape  Oil on canvas £2,500 Tim-Benson-Seascape 
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