Ben originally comes from Dungeness in Kent and spent time living in Greatstone, Rye and Winchelsea Beach whilst growing up before moving to London where he attended Goldsmiths College. With the majority of his childhood spent by the Kent and Sussex coastline, and being the son of a local fisherman, he developed a deep love of the sea, and the coast that meets it. His aim with his paintings is to convey the empty, bleak beauty of these areas and their oddly angular shingle shapes against the expanse of sea and sky.
"Artist Ben Fenton, originally from Dungeness, has forged out a successful career in London for more than 12 years, but wanted to return to the Romney Marsh to get away from the distractions of living in the capital and seek new inspiration and challenges for his work. "Ben's stunning paintings can be found in private collections all over Europe and the UK and he continues to exhibit in diverse spaces in London, Kent and East Sussex."