Benson, Terry


Terry began formal training in drawing and oil painting in 1979 when he joined The Julian Ashton Art School for three and a half years as a part time student.

He then attended The East Sydney Technical College for one year  as a part time student.

In 1989 he began studying with Graeme Inson,  who painted in the “Meldrum” tradition of tonal painting.


Since Graeme Inson’s death in 2000,  he now  tutors  one day per week at the Graeme Inson School


2002, 2003 , 2004, 2010   Camberwell Rotary Art Exhibition in Melbourne.

2003    “Commended” award in The city of Ryde  Art Society annual Exhibition

2005     Finalist and “commended” award in the inaugural Berkelouw Portrait Prize

2005     “Highly Commended”  award in The Drummoyne Art Society Exhibition

2006      Winner –  Maroubra Art Show

2007      Finalist in The Lexus Mortimore for Portaiture and Still Life exhibition.

2008     First Prize –  Flower Section Singleton Art Prize

2008     First Prize  – Still Life section  The Mortimore Art  Prize, Finalist Portrait section

2009     Finalist  – Still Life Section  The Mortimore Art Prize

2010     Finalist Still Life Section  The Mortimore Art Prize, Finalist Portrait Section



The Royal Art Society of N.S.W.

Portrait Artists Australia


Terry Benson in Canberra, 2012

Terry Benson in Canberra, 2012

4 Responses to Benson, Terry

  1. To whom it may concern,

    I am interested in commissioning an oil painting of approximate size of a whole person and waist up. At your convenience please provide a quote.

    Should you require anything further please do not hesitate to contact me.



    Tel: 0429 853 093

    • Dear Miranda, Thank you for your enquiry. Please look at the “How to Commission a Portrait” page on the website.
      This page outlines the process for you. Then if you look at the artists’ pages on the website you can contact one of the artists you like, to see if they will accept the commission.
      Kind regards, janis

  2. I was searching the internet looking for paintings by Graeme Inson, Max Meldrum and Clarice Beckett, and came upon your work. I am indeed very impressed with what I saw and decided to send my best wishes and congratulations. You have come a long way since our days together at Garden Island and at Graeme Inson’s studio.
    I am still plodding away at plein air in the Inson manner and loving it at 88 years. Very best wishes.

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