ben averis

black glen woodland II
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£545
black glen woodland IV
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21 x 30 cm
£545
dead tree east of loch arienas
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30 x 21 cm
£545
knobbly trunked oak
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£545
mossy birch in the black glen
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21 x 30 cm
£545
mossy rocks by waterfall
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21 x 30 cm
£545
oaks and mossy rocks
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21 x 30 cm
£545
oak trunk with lichens
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21 x 30 cmcm
£545
oaks and log
coloured pencil on paper
30 x 21 cm
£545
riverside rocks, black glen ravine
coloured pencil on paper
21 x 30 cm
£545
rocky stream
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21 x 30 cm
£545
two oaks in wet heath
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21 x 30 cm
£465
woodland edge
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21 x 30 cm
£365
woodland near loch arienas
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21 x 30 cm
£365
arching oak stems
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21 x 30 cm
£365
arienas woods, morvern
coloured pencil on paper
30 x 21 cm
£545
ash trees by loch arienas
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21 x 30 cm
£545
birches near loch arienas
coloured pencil on paper
30 x 21 cm
£545

biography

Ben Averis is an artist and naturalist living in Scotland. Since graduating in Fine Art (Painting) from Bath Academy of Art in 1980 he has worked as a botanist and as an artist. ‘I like the way objects and environments exist innocently without the concepts of status, cleverness, right, wrong and so on that can enhance but also over-complicate our human lives.’ Many of his drawings are of trees, especially in winter woodland settings with their atmosphere of still, innocent quietness. 

There are links between his art and botany, not just through shared subject matter but also through parallels in their processes of exploration, finding patterns and relationships, and developing ideas and understandings. Landscape drawing and painting might not be as fashionable as some other forms of art these days but Ben believes it still has an important place in society and always will have, for various reasons, including the ongoing changes to our landscapes, the variation in human attitudes toward nature and the ever developing range of approaches to landscape artwork by different artists.