~Michelle Saleeba From rifle sketches on deployment, to sketchbook doodles on planes, Ben Pronk is finding his artistic feet, and a sense of meditative calm in the process of realistic drawing. Working predominantly in portraiture there is an intensity and often an intimacy in Ben's work which is visually compelling. Combined with a sense of fun as he plays with medium, colour and symbol, you sense the release he gets from his creative process, as well as his enthusiasm for making art. A trip through Ben's portfolio shows an artistic awakening that is going from strength to strength. Army Art: What is your personal artistic journey? Ben Pronk: I’d never really done any art at school or as
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