Piece description from the artist
I've currently been working within the theme of repetition, which allows me to take on many different genres of picture making. I find myself being drawn to man made vessels as the focus of these objects. These cars were something that I collected over time on Ebay, and what struck me was not only how coveted these toys were as collectors' items, but more so how I was never quite sure what the actual character of the individual car was going to be until it was sitting in front of me. I had a lot of fun painting this picture!
Ben Ferry is a former high school and college all-American soccer player who grew up in Washington, D.C.. After being drafted by "D.C. United":http://www.dcunited.com/, he played professionally for three years before a major spinal injury forced him to retire.
In his work, Ben focuses on the human figure, landscapes, cityscapes, and animals in a variety of media and styles. His paintings are vibrant, playful and unconventional, often featuring bright, saturated color and imaginative subject matter. Ben received both his B.A. and M.F.A. in painting and drawing from George Washington University and still lives in D.C., where he teaches painting and drawing at Georgetown University and George Mason University.