December Showcase Ben Holland
Joining us at Time Freezer Gallery this December is Ben Holland. Ben is an artist and illustrator based in Heaton (originally known as High Town), Newcastle Upon Tyne. His pen & ink drawings reflect the underbelly of Newcastle, mainly concentrating on the everyday places in which we live our everyday lives – from pubs to barber shops and cinemas to newsagents.
Having been, by his own admission, not very good at day jobs, Ben finally took the plunge into selling his art in 2010. His work has been released under the name Low Moon Over High Town (a reference to his Heaton home and the night time scenes he tends to specialise in). Through a series of small exhibitions, Ben’s work has steadily grown in popularity and he now works as a full time artist, mainly on a commission basis.
In June 2015 Ben released his first full collection of drawings entitled Freeze Frame. Concentrating on Newcastle’s illustrious cinema heritage, Freeze Frame was made up of eight new pieces including images of Pilgrim Street’s famous Odeon and the Tyneside Cinema, pictured as it opened in the 1930’s. Freeze Frame launched with an onstage auditorium exhibition at Tyne Theatre (formerly the Stoll Picture House) and was widely featured on the BBC and in the Chronicle, Crack and Narc Magazine.
See more on Bens Website Low Moon Over High Town