Ben Horton first gained notoriety through graphics he created for skateboards decks - himself a skateboarder, with over 15 years of disservice to his joints. Horton’s ideas come from photographs and his life experiences. The people that inhabit Horton’s canvases have an indefinable connection, something gleamed from their expressions or eyes.
There is richness and familiarity in his cast of characters. Birds are a common theme, swooping, and soaring throughout the foregrounds and backgrounds of the works. He exploits his artistic talents on various acrylics, house paints, ink and sharpie pens. Whatever is lying around and easily available to him. For Ben Horton environmental advocacy is important. Therefore, he feels the need to contribute to the preservation of species through the documentation of them in his work.