My name is Ben Mirco and I’m a Melbourne based self-taught artist who specializes in landscape paintings in acrylic and oil. I have always been a passionate admirer of art and since a young age have enjoyed drawing and other forms of creativity. I have always had a particular fondness for the great European impressionists especially Monet, Cezanne, Sisley.
When I moved to Melbourne over seven years ago I remember being so impressed by the amazing quality of Australian impressionism displayed in the galleries there. I loved how artists took inspiration from the French impressionists and applied the same philosophy to uniquely Australian landscapes. Following in their footsteps I have made it my mission to paint the beautiful countryside surrounding Melbourne. I now prefer to paint in oil which allows me to show the vividness of the colors around me. I love color and love using my artistic license to bring out the hues of the Australian bush.