Ben Holland's pen and ink illustrations of 'everyday' places in Newcastle

Via Creative Boom submission. All images courtesy of the artist

Ben Holland is an illustrator, currently specialising in hand-drawn pen and ink illustrations of offbeat places in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Where "local artists" tend mainly to concentrate on the Tyne Bridge and Angel of the North, Ben's subject matter is the everyday places where life is lived... from the pub to the backstreet art house cinema, the newsagent to the barbershop. To Ben, these places signify Newcastle more than the city's major landmarks.

Ben's work has been exhibited at venues across the city as well as at The Biscuit Factory's UK Young Artist of the Year Awards. Prints are currently sold online and via The Baltic Gallery Shop.

Find out more at Later this year Ben will be exhibiting a new project concentrating exclusively on old, defunct and redeveloped cinema buildings.