Tim Benson - Expressive Portraiture in Oils (Online); Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Time: 9:30-11:30AM Pacific Time, 12:30-2:30 PM Eastern Time, 5:30-7:30 PM London Time
Medium: Instructor will demo in oils

Join contemporary London-based painter Tim Benson, President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, for this 2-hour presentation/ demo, as he shares his techniques and methods for creating compelling portraits that bring an emotive and often visceral quality to his work. As Benson says, “Portraits speak to people in a way that the written word and photography cannot.”
Through his portraits, Benson is committed to telling the stories of people throughout the world who don’t have a voice. His exhibitions engage people with important global challenges and build awareness through painting.


Tim Benson
was educated at Glasgow School of Art and Byam Shaw School of Art from 1998-2001. As a 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 collectable 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.

Tim was elected President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and a member of the New English Art Club in 2018.


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About Our Technique Takeaways: 

  • Discover specific art techniques that you can ‘take away’  from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. This one-and-a-half hour presentation will showcase a process that the artist incorporates in his daily art practice.  Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration by the artists.
  • If you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for 30 days. Technique Takeaways are non-refundable.
  • Once you’ve signed up, you will receive the link in your order confirmation where you can access your Zoom link and other important information for this class. You will also receive an email with the Zoom link the night before the class (don’t forget to check your junk folder).
  • To take part, you will need a camera enabled computer OR an iPad/smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.