Summer fete

Benjamin McKay
Mixed media on canvas
76 x 76cm
Year of creation:

About artist

Benjamin McKay

Benjamin McKay is a Street Artist/Painter living in South East London. He mainly paints with spray cans but uses mixed media to create a nice gritty concrete texture on the canvas. Texturiser, Acrylics, Paint Pens, Oil's and old emulsion! 

He grew up in a small town in South Wales and fell in love with graffiti around 1989 through his love for Hip Hop and the fact that drawing was pretty much the only thing he was any good at! His two bibles; 'Graffiti Art' and 'Spray Can Art' gave him the inspiration to practice and perfect his style.

He paints commissions/portraits and loads of freelance work for clients including shop fronts, festivals, TV shows, theatre productions and charities. 

Benjamin current work is a study of the female form and face, looking at strong contrast and subtle colour. Each painting is created using different techniques.

7 other works by the same artist:

  • Break Time
  • City Street Cypher
    City Street Cypher

    This painting is a cool throw back to the 1980's. I think it has a feel of a...

  • Face your Fears
    Face your Fears

    This piece is about a confident woman taking on what the world has to offer....

  • Life Cycle
    Life Cycle

    This canvas is mix of old and new with a retro model and old fashioned bike...

  • Miles Away
    Miles Away

    This painting has a nice textured background with a woman deep in thought. I...

  • Mona's Eyes
    Mona's Eyes

    This canvas has a lovely mix of different media to create a strong background...

  • Zephyr