Ben MaileAn internationally known artist whose work features in many significant collections, including those of the British Royal Family and major international corporations, in both commerce and industry.
He has exhibited worldwide from Australia to Alaska.
In America he has been the only British artist ever to win the prestigious annual commission from the famous West Point Military Academy. His very first West Point print 'The Long Grey Line' has become the most sought after of all time among the collectors of American militaria.
Among his limited editions published in Europe, 'The Thin Red Line', 'The Salute Palace Venice', and 'The Queen's Men' are the scarce ones collectors search for.
Now settled in Ireland his penchant for historic epics has seen a collection of work depicting the Battle of Aughrim receive public and television acclaim, and The Army College at the Curragh commissioned a massive canvas: 'The Irish Soldier through the ages' which now graces the walls of their VIP lounge.
The products of his work are generally his own individual interpretation of the subject rather than a figurative presentation: in this sense they are truly impressionistic yet remaining instantly recognisable. The medium he uses is predominantly oil - a medium he progressed to through transitional periods of watercolour and gouache. His heavy impasto technique gives his paintings solidity and depth, enabling him to add the further dimension of atmosphere. This is evident in many of his works where the subjects, disappearing in a swirl of mist, become insignificant in relationship to the mood created.
- The Mansion House, London
- Apsley House, No 1, London
- Upper Grosvenor Gallery, London
- Medici Gallery, London
- Brittanic House, London
- The Speaker's House, Parliament Buildings, London
- Selfridges, London
- Harrods, London
- The Dorchester Hotel, London
- The Whitgift Galleries, Croydon
- The Hunter Simmonds Gallery, Bournemouth
- The City Hall, Plymouth
- The Marine Museum, Cardiff
- The Wedgwood Gallery, Harrogate
- The Mathieson Gallery, Edinburgh
- The Barclay Gallery, Chester
- The Imperial Gallery, Cheltenham
- The Tower Hotel, London
- H.M.S. Belfast, River Thames, London
- City Museum Aberdeen
- The Mary Hunter Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
- The Eric Ericson Gallery, Palo Alto
- The Expo Centre, Reno, Nevada
- The Stremmel Galeries, Reno Nevada
- The Castiglione Gallery, Paris
- The Balmoral Galleries, Geelong, Australia
- Vladimir Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
- Anchorage City Museum, Alaska