Created and Sold by Ben Keller Art

Ben Keller Art

Elmwood, Through the Ages. - Street Murals

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I was commissioned by Andrei Brel, CEO of Juniper Homecare, to beautify the facade of his building located at 1100 New Britain Ave West Hartford CT. I used the wall’s cinderblock surface to my advantage to achieve the images’ proper scale and proportions. The blocks served as a grid pattern to sketch on the portraits after superimposing them on my iPad. The patterns in the center were constructed by a combination of stencils and free sketching. No projector necessary when the tools you need already exist.

Images from left to right:
• Charles E. Beach. Owner of a dairy farm and dye-making company in the early 1900’s. Vine Hill Farm/ Beach & Company. • Horse from Charter Oak Park’s harness racing track that once existed on New Park Ave circa 1889.
• Abstract pattern collage symbolic of WeHA’s future.
• Javier Colon. A contemporary musician who won NBC’s “The Voice.”
• Lhakpa Sherpa. World record female mountain climber. Has summited Mt. Everest 9 times. Returning in spring 2020.

Context & Credits

Ben Keller Art
Meet the Creator
Merging Vision with Reality

Ben is a young professional painter/mural artist who launched his own business in 2018. He started painting at the age of 12 and hasn't put down the brush since. His work can be seen across the state of Connecticut ranging from brick facades in Norwalk, restaurants in New Haven & Fairfield, to back alleys in Willimantic where he is based. Ben’s style of work is best described as realistic expressionism or industrial romanticism. For his interior & exterior based murals Ben works primarily with spray paint and bucket paint. In the studio he uses a wide variety of mediums (oil paint, charcoal, aerosol, etc.)