Commissioned Portraits

These are samples of art pieces which Ben has been contracted to create over the years.  Some are formal portraits of people or pets.  Other compositions display a more playful, innovative format capturing the subject in an abstract representation or incorporated into a famous masterpiece which depicts the likeness of the model personalizing and immortalizing the person.  For either choice, Ben usually likes to meet with the subject before painting them to learn about their character to better reflect not only the features but more importantly the Essence of the subject..