dave benning






I was born in the UK and now live and work in BC Canada.  With a background in graphic arts I eventually made the switch to fine art portraiture in acrylics.  

I have had the pleasure and good fortune to meet and paint many famous faces in the entertainment and sports world, from Robin Williams, and Tony Bennett to Wayne Gretzky.

I am passionate about portraiture and enjoy the challenge of trying to capture something a little more than just a two dimensional rendition.. I like to portray a little life and personality, a "soul" into my work.  I hope that you can feel that connection with my work.


Connect with me on youtube and subscribe to my channel.  My videos range from time lapse and slideshows showing the entire process to full lessons that take you through an entire portrait.



Im always accepting commissions for custom works.  Pricing for custom work starts at $350 CDN for a small 16" x 20" original acrylic on board.  Pricing goes up from there depending on size and complexity of image.  If you are at all interested in getting a piece done, feel free to get in touch and I will be more than happy to discuss a plan and ideas, and give you a no obligation quote for the work.

The works make great, one of a kind unique gifts for loved ones, or those true fans who are so difficult to buy for!

Classes / Instruction

I am fortunate to be able to offer classes in Crescent Beach, South Surrey, BC, Canada.  Teaching out of Jackie Neufelds Studio, Tiggy's.  The classes I teach are all acrylics.  We explore lots of different subjects including Landscapes, Seascapes, Still Life, and specializing in Portraiture.  If you are local to the Lower Mainland area Vancouver, then check out details of new classes being added regularly and consider signing up and learning in a casual fun environment.  Private one on one tuition also available, contact for details. 


Please contact me for any information you may need regarding my work, or to enquire about a custom original, info about classes, demos, questions.  I would love to hear from you and work out a budgeted plan for your new piece of original art.

Connect through social media..  I would love to meet you and share creativity and ideas!