Artist Bio

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Ben Brennan is an enthusiastic and prolific Perth artist. In recent years, Ben has immersed himself in the dramatic red landscapes of Western Australia. Painting both plein air and in the studio, Ben works with aerosol and acrylic, producing emotion filled artworks. Exploring the landscape using abstracted shapes and colours, he accurately captures the energy of Western Australia’s Gold Fields and Wheat Belt regions. The mark making is bold and confident, appealing to both the established and younger art buyer. Earlier collections include; working with found objects, painting on Pantone charts, large mixed media drawings and even using fire as a creative tool. Ben Brennan is an exciting artist to collect and follow.



Significant Dates

August 2022 ~ Judged and presented the Angelico Art Prize for Catholic Arts. 

February 2022 ~ ‘Stirling Open Art Studios’ Exhibition

November 2021 ~ Winner ~ City of Stirling Art Awards ‘Local Artist Award’ with artwork ‘Batty Bog Road’

January 2021 ~ ‘Stirling Open Studios’ Exhibition

September 2020 ~ Solo Exhibition ‘Devils Marbles’

September 2019 ~ Winner ~ NMAS Art Exhibition (Art Excellence Award)

October 2018 ~ Live Painting at the Carnamah Harvest Festival

January 2018 ~ Artworks exhibited at BSS Training Perth

September 2017 ~ Finalist ~ Town of Claremont Art Award

August 2017 ~ Live painting on stage with Perth Symphony Orchestra
including full page feature article in The West Australian Newspaper

July 2016 ~ Open Studio Exhibition and Sale

March 2016 ~ Winner ~ Beverley Art Prize & Exhibition (Acrylic Category)

March 2016 ~ Guest Speaker at Emergence Creative Festival, Margaret River

March 2016 ~ Solo Exhibition ‘Busting Shapes’

September 2015 ~ Finalist ~ Town of Claremont Art Award

September 2015 ~ Finalist ~ City of Busselton Art Award

June 2015 ~ Feature Artist Exhibition at the TradeWinds Hotel

June 1015 ~ Winner ~ Leonora Art Prize ‘Painting’ (open category)

May 2015~ iHart skull exhibition invitation (work sold)

March 2015 ~ Duel exhibition with Di Taylor ‘Touching the ground lightly’

February 2015 ~ Finalist ~ HeartActually Art Prize

Summer 2014/15 ~ Solo Exhibition at the TradeWinds Hotel

July 2014 ~ Solo Exhibition ‘Potential Exploded’

December 2013 ~ Winner ~ Osbourne Park Show ‘Painting’ prize

September 2012 ~ Opened the Servite College Arts Expo

March 2012 ~ iHart skull exhibition invitation (work sold)