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About

Ben Austen is an emerging Brisbane based artist, drawing in pencil and charcoal in a hyper realistic style. Originally from Launceston, Tasmania, Ben started drawing in 2011 as a way to overcome stress and anxiety and has continued to develop. With no formal academic art background, Ben is a self taught artist that is continually looking at improving his technique and growing his skill set in drawing.
Ben has experimented with a wide range of art compilations including landscapes, portraits, still life and surreal pieces. His main influences are Paul Cadden, a Scottish artist and CJ Hendry, a Brisbane artist.
Ben is starting to grow a presence on social media and is looking at developing a career in art in the near future. Ben has exhibited artworks in the annual Tasmanian Art Award held at Eskleigh residence in Perth and was a finalist in the Lyn Mcrae Memorial drawing prize in 2016.

Education

No formal art education

Exhibitions

None

Press

None

Influences

CJ Hendry, Paul Cadden

90cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Drawings
$4,650
26cm (W) x 29cm (H)
Drawings
$550
40cm (W) x 44cm (H)
Drawings
$850
42cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Drawings
$1,030