Official Team GB Artist
It is a great honour to be selected as Team GB’s official artist for the Olympic Games.
After the success of my Carnaby Street Mural I’m delighted to be going to Paris 2024 to paint our awesome Team GB athletes once more!!
Paris Olympics 2024
As an official Team GB artist I’m looking forward to working with everyone at Team GB in promoting this great sporting event.
Tokyo Olympics 2020(2021)
Carnaby Street Medal Mural
During the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Ben created a live mural in Carnaby street telling the story of Team GB and celebrating every medal winning moment. As soon as a medal was won by a British Olympian, Ben hand painted his version of the winning moment directly on to the wall in real time. 65 medals were won by Team GB over 19 days.
The mural was created in front of the general public and was over 40 metres long. Ben was visited by many of the Team GB athletes at the mural and it was televised on national TV.
London Olympics 2012
Painting the Athletes
Ben was invited to be an official artist for the 2012 London Olympics. He produced live paintings at various sporting events throughout the games – rowing, cycling, and Andy Murray in the tennis. Always looking to capture the energy and atmosphere of the event, he was right outside the Olympic Stadium at ten o’clock at night painting Mo Farrah as he won the 5,000 metres.
During the London 2012 Olympics Ben created his Olympic Mural ‘We Are One’ during the first week of the London Olympic Games. The mural celebrates how Olympians come from the people, demonstrates the best traits of the human spirit and shows the special relationship that all sports men and women have with the British public.
Etienne commissioned Ben to produce a painting for his C-2 partner Tim Baillie on one of their replica oars. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Etienne Stott and partner Timothy Baillie qualified through the heats and semi-final to reach the final of the C-2 event. In front of a 12,000 strong home crowd at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, Stott and Baillie won the gold medal for TEAM GB.