Ben Farnell

Wildlife and Bird artist

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Welcome to the website of bird and wildlife artist Ben Farnell.


Ben paints and draws birds to reflect their nature, to capture them in paint as he sees them in life. Small, fleeting, alert, poised in the moment before they fly away.


Oil paints are his preferred medium for expressing his passion for birds. The are perfect for interpreting the feeling of movement and the vibrancy of colours.



Nothing could be simpler than a black line on white paper, yet Ben creates vivid drawings in this media.


Part of Ben would love to send my art off out into the world to be enjoyed. Another part of couldn't bare to be parted with something he has put his heart and soul into. Selling prints is a reasonable compromise. His prints are high quality Giclée prints on cotton rag paper, proffessionally printed by River Studios in Hamble. The quality is second to none, so what you will get will be as good as the real thing.

Christmas Cards

As Christmas is drawing near, I have created these marvellous Robin linocut Christmas cards. Visit my Etsy store to buy.

Ben Farnell has a degree in illustration and has been drawing and painting, professionally and personally, all his life. His work has featured in magazines, newspapers, adverts and exhibitions.