Ben was born in 1985 and lived in Peterborough for most of his civilian life. He joined the Army at the age of 16 and served in 29 Commando Regiment as a Bombardier. After leaving the Army, Ben worked as a builder and carpenter.
In February 2017, during a trip to the Lake District, Ben could not afford a painting he loved in a local gallery so on his return, he decided to paint one for himself. This sparked his passion and desire to paint. Being self-taught, and now venturing into art full-time, he is greatly appreciative of his supportive family.
Ben has discovered his artistic flair and is embracing this new chapter of his life with excitement, enthusiasm and dedication.