Following studies in Australia and Scotland, Ben Shearer worked as a textiles designer before developing a reputation as one of Australia's most successful textile artists. His heavily textured wall hangings and tapestries are featured in collections around Australia and the world. Shearer started painting in the watercolour medium towards the end of the 1970's and has rapidly established himself as on of Australia's leading contemporary artists. He has exhibited widely in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and London.

Ben Shearer's work is part of the collections of the Melbourne Hilton; Okinawa Hilton, Japan; New Zealand Wool Corporation; University of Melbourne; Australian Radiation Centre; Sheraton Hotel, Hong Kong; Australian National University; National Gallery of Australia; AMP Society; Pacific Dunlop; Jetset; Powercor Australia; Artbank; The Art Trust and the Toronto Dominion Bank. He is also represented in numerous private collections in Australia, United Kingdom, USA, Japan, Hong Kong and Europe.

Ben Shearer is particularly well-known for his watercolours of the Australian landscape, in all its harsh variety. He has travelled extensively around the continent, developing an empathy with the landscape, from the bush of southern Australia, through the highlands, to the outback wilderness and watery beauty of Kakadu. His work explores the vastness and yet subtlety of the continent, as well as its unique light.

  • Birdsville Track Watercolour, 146 x 177 cm framed, SOLD

  • Fields of Primrose Watercolour, 146 x 177 cm framed, SOLD

  • Heading West 2009, watercolour on paper, 100 x 130 cm SOLD

  • Earth Shadow 2010, Watercolour on Paper, 85 x 100 cm SOLD

  • Warburton Creek 2009, Watercolour on Paper, 100 x 130 cm