Ben was born in 1986 and grew up in Barnet, north London. He always had a keen interest in art ever since his grandfather introduced him to the work of John Varley, the renowned 18th Century watercolour artist, as the Varleys are related to the Jeffery family. Jeffery picked up methods and techniques to get the mark making he wanted with oil paints. Ben always has a basic composition in mind but he lets brush come up with the shapes and he chooses colour almost on the spot. His work is fairly diverse, ranging from portraits to landscapes, in both pencil and oils. He loves working with vivid, bright colours to create a unique and modern style.