Local artist Ben McCaffrey studied at Maidstone’s Kent Institute of Art & Design and is a classically trained illustrator and graphic artist. He has had a career in both commercial graphic design and freelance illustration and in 2000 had his work featured in the Association of Illustrators ‘Best of British Illustration’ exhibition at the Royal College of Art, London.
He works mainly in gouache water colours and specialises in painting on to broken surfaces which gives his artwork an atmospheric aesthetic.
He incorporates a gritty, dynamic edge to his work that is inspired by his love of modern comic book art and urban street murals.