I was born in South Africa, in 1967, and studied fine arts in 1985 to 1987 at the Vaal University of Technology and Tshwane University of Technology. I'm a full-time freelance fine artist, illustrator and animator. In my latest works I depict scenes of everyday life, from photographs I capture in my surroundings. I do not work in a specific style, therefore experimentation is the key. It is important for me to capture a moment to the best of my ability, and this moment I leave up to the viewer to Interpret. I continue to search for new ideas and experiment with new techniques, styles and media. I specialize, collaborate and do commissions in oil and acrylic painting, scenic painting, traditional and digital illustration and 2D digital animation. I furthered my scenic experience creating murals, backdrop and faux techniques while working on industrial theming, stage and film projects. Feel free to contact me with regards to creative work, commissions, collaboration, teaching or advice. If you are interested in purchasing artwork, my work is available at South African Artists online gallery
and in my Facebook shop
. Animation work can be seen on my youtube channel, BenjAnim
. Visits to my studio are by appointment only.