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Oil paintings by
B E N  M O L Y N E U X

 

Step into a world of beauty and creativity with the oil paintings by the self-taught artist Ben Molyneux. 

Ben's paintings are currently featured at: 
Reeds Art Gallery - Goring on Thames, Berkshire
Marisa Arna Gallery and Studio, Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex

Ben has an up coming exhibition at Number 14, Market Place, Woodstock, Oxfordshire with fellow artist, Dawn Booth from the 10th June to the 16th June 2024. If you'd like to come along to the preview evening on the 10th of June, please rsvp your interest. Click here.
Ben's forthcoming exhibition features a variety of art pieces that showcase his versatile style, including contemporary figurative paintings showcasing modern interiors. His landscape paintings will also be featured, and many are taken from photographs he has taken during his extensive travels of Britain over the past two years.
In addition to his landscapes, Ben's collection also includes imaginative pieces that come deep from within him. The alchemist features an orchestra playing to an array of animals representing humanity's need to live in harmony with the world around them.

There she goes

A confident young woman walks towards the city to embark on the next chapter of her life.

20 x 16 inch

Oil on Canvas

Unframed

£400

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A man on a train

I striking image of a man on a train with intense eyes and bags of confidence. 

30 x 20 inch

Oil on Canvas

Unframed £420

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Me time

A young woman relaxes on a sofa whilst reading a book in a stylish contemporary lounge.

24 x 20 inch

Oil on Canvas

Framed

£470

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The elephant in the room

A young woman sits in a stylish room with a coffee as she considers the choices ahead of her.

20 x 16 inch

Oil on Canvas

Framed £420

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Reflections

A young woman sits on her bed and writes her thoughts in her journal.

20 x 16 inch

Oil on Canvas

Framed £420

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Put your record on

A woman sits in a stylish room with a pile of records on her lap.

20 x 16 inch

Oil on Canvas

Unframed £360

On the Edge

A young couple entangled in a dangerous and passionate embrace.

24 x 20 inch

Oil on Canvas

£460

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The Street Photographer

A young photographer is captivated by a piece of street art which resembles 'La Prophetie' by Rene Magritte. 

24 x 20 inch

Oil on Canvas

Unframed £360

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The Alchemist

The Alchemist is an oil on canvas painting of a conductor with an orchestra playing to a most unique audience, made up of animals and selected human guests, who you may or may not recognise.

The painting represents a little piece of magic. It's a message of the need for people to live in harmony with our natural world.

24 x 20 inch

Oil on Canvas

Framed

£495

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Life's Progress
 

Life's Progress represents striving to push yourself onwards to achieve forever improving results. In the painting the man paints over a portrait of a beautiful young woman on a wall, to allow space for something new. A painting that he was originally pleased with. It's about moving onwards and upwards!

24 x 20 inch

Oil on Canvas

Framed

£495

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Laid Bare
 

A portrait of a nude woman

20 x 16 inch

Oil on Canvas

Unframed

£360

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The Cascade
 

A play with striking colours set against soft pastel shades as a cascade of coloured water disappears off the edge of a grassy landscape.

In this painting Ben let his imagination free as his explored mixing contrasting textures with contrasting colours.


24 x 20 Inch

Oil on Canvas

Unframed

£380

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Cypruscape
 

A mystical landcape, cyprus trees and a pool of almost magical water.
24 x 20 Inch

Oil on Canvas

Unframed

£380

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Tempestuous Tranquility

This image depicts a Cornish beach with an impending storm over the cliff's edge.

20 x 20 inch

Oil on Canvas

Framed

£425

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The Heron's Gaze 
On sale at
The Reeds Gallery
Goring-on-Thames

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
The Peace of Wild Things


- Wendell Berry

20 x 16 inch

Oil on Canvas

£225

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Stonesfield Common 
 

A tree sits on a hill, lush with wild flowers and long grass

24 x 20 inch

Oil on Canvas

Unframed 

£250

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Harvest Symphony
On Sale at
The Reeds Gallery

Goring-on-Thames

Harvest Symphony

Ben was driving to Salisbury when he saw this magnificent countryside scene. He pulled over and captured a beautiful photograph which was destined to be turned into this painting.

30 x 24 inches

Oil on Canvas

£385

Solitude's Reflection
 

An empty rowing boat gently drifts upon the calm waters of Manningtree's backwaters. 

Taken from a one of Ben's recent photographs. Manningtree is a charming seaside town in north Essex, with stunning views of the estuary leading to the North Sea.

Framed

Oil on Canvas

20 x 20 inch

£395

Cornish Forest Walk
 

A gentle stream meanders through a Cornish forest during the winter months.

Unframed

Oil on Canvas

20 x 20 inch

£330

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Little White House
 

A charming little white house stands alone in a pretty garden while two rabbits graze together on the lawn.

Unframed

Oil on Canvas

20 x 24 inch

£330

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Image Gallery

A rustic farm sits against a colourful array of plants and flowers with far away hills set against a cloudy sky

Unframed

Oil on Canvas

24 x 12 inch

£275

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