Born in the Netherlands

Studied Art and Art History on the Academy Gerrit Rietveld in Amsterdam
Always within the Art study, Ben travelled a lot in Italy , with a special interest

for the period of the Renaissance and specialized himself in that period of Art History in all
his aspects. Since 2006 he lives in the Portuguese Alentejo near the Lake of Santa Clara a Velha. In his
studio called Monte das Moradias he developed his Artistic activities with painting and
drawing … realized several exhibitions in the Algarve, the Alentejo and Lisbon even as in
Spain, solo and with Art Groups as the Dutch and Belgian ArtwaysArt and de Portuguese
group of artists called Peace and Art Society ( PAS ) in Faro. The themes in his work are
Mundos Antigos; the Ancient world of Architecture and Cultures, the Culture of the Alentejo, Landscapes, even as Dance and Music. Most of the materials on canvas are oil paint and
acrylic mixed with sand and fixed with slices …