Ben McLeod

Joined Artfinder: June 2015

Artworks for sale: 180

(10)

United Kingdom

About Ben McLeod

 
 
  • Biography

    I often compose my paintings with thick, textured paint - loosely applied. I wish to convey a sense of place, and the physical process of mark-making I employ is an engagement with the environment around me. After sketches and photographs used as reference I prefer to paint and draw quickly and instinctively. My work is a visual diary, a desire to capture a sense of the vitality and living quality of the landscape around me - a response to knowing what it is like to be in the landscape - a personal response to seeing and feeling the effects of the light and weather.

    My art is not a complete rejection of Modernist ideology from my undergraduate studies, but essentially I paint because I want to paint. The formal qualities of my painting and drawing is important - an aesthetic in response to the aesthetic of the environment around me.

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  • Education

    1993 - 1996

    Lancaster University

  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Witherslack Artists and Makers Group

    Dates: Sept. 23, 2023 - Oct. 8, 2023

    Venue: The Old School Room, Witherslack, Cumbria

    A prestigious annual show of various artists and makers in the Old School Room of Barwick Hall in Witherslack, Cumbria

    Event: Summer Exhibition 2023

    Dates: July 29, 2023 - Sept. 6, 2023

    Venue: The Lake Artists Society, Grasmere

    A prestigious annual summer exhibition in Grasmere

    Event: Summer Exhibition

    Dates: June 9, 2023 - July 22, 2023

    Venue: Graystone Gallery, Leith, Edinburgh

    A summer exhibition of various artists working in, around or with paintings primarily of Scotland

    Event: Land & Sea

    Dates: Jan. 26, 2023 - March 11, 2023

    Venue: Heriot Gallery, Edinburgh

    A group showing of recent Scottish paintings

    Event: A Spring Showing of Contemporary Paintings

    Dates: March 19, 2022 - April 23, 2022

    Venue: John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.

    A group show of various prestigious still life and landscape painters - including a new series of oils featuring the Cumbrian Coast by Ben McLeod

    Event: Summer Exhibition 2021

    Dates: Sept. 18, 2021 - Nov. 21, 2021

    Venue: The Lake Artists Society, Grasmere

    A prestigious annual summer exhibition in Grasmere - with the exception of this year which was held at Rheged near Penrith

    Event: Fresh Air and Open Skies

    Dates: Oct. 17, 2020 - Nov. 7, 2020

    Venue: John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.

    Paintings of Coastal Cumbria and the Hebrides

    Event: Summer Exhibition 2019

    Dates: July 27, 2019 - Sept. 4, 2019

    Venue: The Lake Artists Society, Grasmere

    A prestigious annual summer exhibition in Grasmere

    Event: C-Art

    Dates: Sept. 10, 2016 - Sept. 25, 2016

    Venue: Throughout Cumbria, Various OPEN STUDIOS across the whole of Cumbria

    An OPEN STUDIOS event across the whole of Cumbria

    Event: Art in the Bar

    Dates: April 15, 2016 - July 10, 2016

    Venue: Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

    A solo show of paintings in the downstairs area of the Arts Centre

    Event: Storey Institute (alumni guest)

    Dates: April 20, 2015 - April 25, 2015

    Venue: Storey Institute, Lancaster

    A display of recent Fine Art graduates work

    Event: Open Up North

    Dates: May 31, 2014 - July 27, 2014

    Venue: Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

    A competition and judged show of mainly northern based artists

    Event: Art in Theatre

    Dates: April 7, 2014 - May 3, 2014

    Venue: Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England

    A series of solo shows of paintings and work from various artists working in different media

    Event: Between the Tides

    Dates: April 19, 2013 - May 18, 2013

    Venue: Signature Gallery, Kendal

    An exhibition of paintings by Ben McLeod - a return to his fine art roots with a series of paintings of the area around the Kent Estuary and Morecambe Bay

    Event: Brewery Mixed Show

    Dates: May 1, 2009 - May 31, 2009

    Venue: Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

    A mixed show of work of Cumbrian artists

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Education

1993 - 1996

Lancaster University


There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Witherslack Artists and Makers Group

Dates: Sept. 23, 2023 - Oct. 8, 2023

Venue: The Old School Room, Witherslack, Cumbria

A prestigious annual show of various artists and makers in the Old School Room of Barwick Hall in Witherslack, Cumbria

Event: Summer Exhibition 2023

Dates: July 29, 2023 - Sept. 6, 2023

Venue: The Lake Artists Society, Grasmere

A prestigious annual summer exhibition in Grasmere

Event: Summer Exhibition

Dates: June 9, 2023 - July 22, 2023

Venue: Graystone Gallery, Leith, Edinburgh

A summer exhibition of various artists working in, around or with paintings primarily of Scotland

Event: Land & Sea

Dates: Jan. 26, 2023 - March 11, 2023

Venue: Heriot Gallery, Edinburgh

A group showing of recent Scottish paintings

Event: A Spring Showing of Contemporary Paintings

Dates: March 19, 2022 - April 23, 2022

Venue: John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.

A group show of various prestigious still life and landscape painters - including a new series of oils featuring the Cumbrian Coast by Ben McLeod

Event: Summer Exhibition 2021

Dates: Sept. 18, 2021 - Nov. 21, 2021

Venue: The Lake Artists Society, Grasmere

A prestigious annual summer exhibition in Grasmere - with the exception of this year which was held at Rheged near Penrith

Event: Fresh Air and Open Skies

Dates: Oct. 17, 2020 - Nov. 7, 2020

Venue: John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.

Paintings of Coastal Cumbria and the Hebrides

Event: Summer Exhibition 2019

Dates: July 27, 2019 - Sept. 4, 2019

Venue: The Lake Artists Society, Grasmere

A prestigious annual summer exhibition in Grasmere

Event: C-Art

Dates: Sept. 10, 2016 - Sept. 25, 2016

Venue: Throughout Cumbria, Various OPEN STUDIOS across the whole of Cumbria

An OPEN STUDIOS event across the whole of Cumbria

Event: Art in the Bar

Dates: April 15, 2016 - July 10, 2016

Venue: Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

A solo show of paintings in the downstairs area of the Arts Centre

Event: Storey Institute (alumni guest)

Dates: April 20, 2015 - April 25, 2015

Venue: Storey Institute, Lancaster

A display of recent Fine Art graduates work

Event: Open Up North

Dates: May 31, 2014 - July 27, 2014

Venue: Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

A competition and judged show of mainly northern based artists

Event: Art in Theatre

Dates: April 7, 2014 - May 3, 2014

Venue: Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England

A series of solo shows of paintings and work from various artists working in different media

Event: Between the Tides

Dates: April 19, 2013 - May 18, 2013

Venue: Signature Gallery, Kendal

An exhibition of paintings by Ben McLeod - a return to his fine art roots with a series of paintings of the area around the Kent Estuary and Morecambe Bay

Event: Brewery Mixed Show

Dates: May 1, 2009 - May 31, 2009

Venue: Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

A mixed show of work of Cumbrian artists


 

Biography

I often compose my paintings with thick, textured paint - loosely applied. I wish to convey a sense of place, and the physical process of mark-making I employ is an engagement with the environment around me. After sketches and photographs used as reference I prefer to paint and draw quickly and instinctively. My work is a visual diary, a desire to capture a sense of the vitality and living quality of the landscape around me - a response to knowing what it is like to be in the landscape - a personal response to seeing and feeling the effects of the light and weather.

My art is not a complete rejection of Modernist ideology from my undergraduate studies, but essentially I paint because I want to paint. The formal qualities of my painting and drawing is important - an aesthetic in response to the aesthetic of the environment around me.