Ben Taffinder (Ongoing.)

Artworks | Biography

From a young age Ben has lived on the Roseland Peninsula. After training at Falmouth College of Art, his initial creative life was making sculptures and installations, working internationally and spanning as far afield as Iceland and Taiwan. However, his connection to Cornwall, the influence of growing up on his family’s coastal farm and working from its shoreline as a fisherman and diver continued. What developed was a growing need to explore his homeland as an artist, to seek to understand it through drawing and painting.

For Ben painting is a very physical and disciplined process. He speaks of his aim of “trying to see things in a simplified way, to pare back to essentials to understand it”. Using colour and pattern, compositions with strong contrasts, opposing light and dark and working decisively with impasto pigment and a palette knife his paintings are insightful and intense. They reveal a great depth of understanding and a powerful passion for, as Ben puts it, “knowing the land around you”.

  • Marazion and Mounts Bay
    Acrylic on Board
    Sold
  • Daffodils at Whitecross
    Acrylic on Board
    Sold
  • Early Daffodils, Mounts Bay
    Approx. 7x9 inches (Image size)
    Oil on Canvas
    Sold
  • White sand and Marram Grass
    7x9 inches approx. (Image size)
    Oil on Board
    Sold
  • Tremedda, August
    Approx. 7x9 inches (Image size)
    Oil on panel
    Sold
  • Over St.Ives
    41 x 36.5 cms in frame (Approx. )
    Oil on Canvas
    Sold
  • East Wind, Curgurell
    42 x 34 inches (Approx. - in frame)
    Oil on Canvas
    Sold
  • Walking Along Seawall
    75.5 x 65 cms (Approx.) in frame
    Oil on Canvas
    Sold
  • Sand Dunes, low Tide. North Coast
    Approx. 73 x 63 cms in frame
    Oil on Canvas
    Sold
  • Warm Ground
    Approx. 35 x 31 cms in frame
    Oil on Panel
    Sold
  • from Cliffs over Treen
    68 x 83 cms
    Oil on panel
    Sold
  • Working Boats at Messack
    60 x 50 cms
    Oil on Panel
    Sold
  • Porthmeor
    15 x 11 inches
    Oil on Canvas
    Sold
  • Philleigh Way
    11 x 9 inches
    Oil on Canvas
    Sold
  • Road to Zennor
    50 x 40 cms
    Oil on Board
    Sold
  • St Michaels Mount
    18 x 16 cms
    Oil on Board
  • Port Isaac Cottages
    Approx. 24 x 18 cms
    Oil on Board
    Sold
  • Sennen Surf
    24 x 18 cms Approx.
    Oil on Board
    Sold
  • Towan Beach, Late Summer
    40 x 30 cms (Image size)
    Oil on Canvas
    Sold
  • Blue Door, Port Isaac
    40 x 30 cms (Image size)
    Oil on Canvas
    Sold
  • Trethella Cornfield
    40 x 30 cms (Image size)
    Oil on Canvas
    Sold
  • St.Ives Rooftops
    Image - 88 x 58 cms (Approx.)
    Oil on Canvas
    Sold
  • Gorran Beach and Cellars
    11 x 9 inches (Approx. Image size)
    Oil on Board
    Sold
  • Trelanle from Trenestral, Rosaland
    11 x 9 (Approx. Image size)
    Oil on Board
  • Morning sun on Trensoms, Penberth
    11 x 9 (Approx. Image size)
    Oil on Beach
    Sold
  • Gwenver
    15 x 11 (approx. Image size)
    Oil on Board
    Sold
  • Penberth
    39 x 31 Inches (Image)
    Oil on Canvas
  • Porthbeor
    Approx. 39 x 27 Inches (Image)
    Oil on Canvas
    Sold
  • Port Nanven
    Approx. 15.5 x 11 Inches (Image)
    Oil on Canvas
    Sold
  • Hendricks gin and glass
    Oil on Canvas
  • Bottles in window
    Oil on Canvas