Benjamin Hope NEAC PS RSMA ROI RP draws and paints directly from life, both in the studio and outside.




Benjamin took an unconventional route to a career in fine art. As the son of artist Jane Hope, he was introduced to painting at an early age, but he decided against Art School and instead pursued his interest in Mathematics and Physics, culminating in a PhD from Cambridge University. His long-term plan throughout, though, was to become a painter and his artistic training happened concurrently through experimentation, practice and reading. He has been a full time artist since 2011.



2022: The Peter Kelly Commemorative Prize, Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition

2019: The Michael Harding Award, Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition
2018: Frinton Frames Award, Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition
2017: Winsor & Newton Non-member Award, Royal Institute of Oil Painters Exhibition
2016: First Prize in the Jackson's Pastel Portrait Competition
2016: Mall Galleries Greetings Card Award: New English Art Club
2014: Pintar Rapido First Prize (The Pintar Prize)
2014: Jackson's Prize, United Society of Artists Open Exhibition
2014: Runner Up, Lynn Painter Stainers Prize



The Pastel Society
The Royal Society of Marine Artists
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Oxford Art Society
Blackheath Art Society




2019: Island Fine Arts, Chichester
2015: Observations, JP Art Gallery, London



2022: Island Fine Arts, Chichester (Bower, Hope)

2021: Island Fine Arts, Chichester (Cole, Hope)
2020: Island Fine Arts, Chichester (Hope, Robinson)
2019: Common Ground, Gallery Different, London (Hope, Roberts)
2018: Island Fine Arts, Chichester (Bemis, Hope)
2017: Works, Gallery Different, London (Hooper, Hope)
2017: Island Fine Arts, Isle of Wight (Cole, Hope, Pearce)



Panter & Hall: 2022
Thompson's Gallery: 2020
The Jerram Gallery: 2020, 2022
Chris Beetles Gallery: 2020, 2022
St Ives: 2019
British Plein Air Painters: 2018 (Capturing the Moment, Menier Gallery)
Lynn Painter Stainers Prize: 2014, 2017
New English Art Club, Annual Exhibition: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 to present
Pastel Society: 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 to present
Royal Academy Summer Show: 2013
Royal Institute of Oil Painters: 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours: 2017
Royal Society of British Artists: 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Royal Society of Marine Artists: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers: 2013
Royal Society of Portrait Painters: 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition: 2015, 2019
United Society of Artists: 2014
Colourfield Gallery: Winter Exhibition 2017
Highgate Contemporary Art: 2019 (Observations)
The Jerram Gallery: Christmas Exhibition 2019
JP Pop-up Art Galleries: 2014 (Blackheath and Belgravia)
Sugarlift Gallery: Still: A Survey of Contemporary Still Life Paintings, New York 2020
Oxford Art Society: 1998, 1999, 2001, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2021
Blackheath Art Society: 2013, 2014



Work held in private collections in the UK, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Switzerland, and the USA