An question often asked of Ben is, ‘what’s it like to be a professional artist?’. Through ‘Under the Paint’ you’ll get just a small taste of what it takes and what goes on behind the scenes.
This short film follows Ben’s return to live painting, a big part of his professional focus, after a forced 3 year – pandemic-induced – hiatus. Recorded over the course of a day in May 2022, the film follows Ben throughout the setup, execution and wind down of a big live painting event.
Big thanks to Marie Curie and to The Brewery, London, for allowing this behind the scenes access to be filmed and massive thanks to Anthony, my videographer for pulling this excellent short film together.
‘UNDER THE PAINT’ (2022) – A SHORT FILM