My name is Ben Holland. I am an artist and illustrator based in Heaton (originally known as High Town), Newcastle Upon Tyne.

I like drawing, collaborations, commissions, music and tea (white, no sugar).

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My name is Ben and I'm an artist and illustrator working from my studio in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

I draw everything with one of these...

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...and one of these...

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...in order to finish up with one of these...

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Much of my work features the more offbeat places in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, the places we live our everyday lives.

I exhibit a lot of my work throughout the city, mainly in the venues I've drawn.

Prints and cards are also sold through the Baltic gallery shop and Waterstones.

Away from pen and paper, I love music (a lot) and my little family (more).

Press & Awards

"We're loudly in love with Ben Holland's ink drawings of some of Newcastle's less heralded sights, and we don't care who knows it. From the kind of barber shops we like to get our hair cut in, to the kind of pubs we like to drink in, to the kind of cinema back alleys we like to stagger down, he's captured the essence of what makes our heart go all of a flutter when we think about Newcastle."

The Crack Magazine


Young Artist of the Year 2011 Finalist - Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne