Ben Soeby’s intricate and playful drawings are inspired from a lifetime spent on the river and in the woods. With a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from OSU and with years of traveling experience gained, he decided to return to his native rivers, much like the salmon that inspire him, to live out his dream of making art; living and learning from nature. He works in colored pencil and acrylic paint on reclaimed wood surfaces.
Soeby works mostly with colored pencil and acrylic paint on wood surfaces many of which are from reclaimed board. He is well known for his intricate “Fish Boxes” and his work is widely collected, including a large Fish Box in the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon.
Painter, installation artist and quantum sorceress Jill Falk will be joining Ben at his studio for the Tour.