Ben McPherson's classical realist oil paintings celebrate faith by exploring religion in a style reminiscent of the Renaissance painters. Finding the models for his historically accurate scenarios, McPherson chooses his models from local homeless shelters, which gives the work a distinct authenticity. His paintings investigate the
spiritual journey and how religion affects mankind on an individual basis, concentrating mainly on portraits
and figurative studies.
His work has been featured at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and the Springville Museum of Fine Art. He
was one of three artists awarded the 2006 Viewers Choice Award at the 7th International Art Competition. He was also featured on Showtime’s This American Life, for which he was followed and had his painting process filmed.
Ben has donated 200, 11x14 prints of this incredible piece.