Born and raised in Tasmania, Ben began illustrating seriously after travelling to England in his early twenties. Needing money to return home, he drew portraits and learnt quickly.
Since then he's studied graphic design, photography, and worked as a photographer in Sydney.
Since 2012 he has been a freelance illustrator while working in Tasmania and building a collection of large scale paintings.
Detailed; colourful; mysterious and educational subject matter with many story layers are what drives his picture book illustrations.
When he's not working or looking in the fridge, he's remembering his dog of 16 years; Sam.