Ben Bires is a small town transplant from Western Pennsylvania. He grew up in the country on seven acres with a pond in his backyard and spent most of his time exploring the outdoors. His grandmother’s artistic guidance influenced him to pursue art at a young age and follow in her creative footsteps. He earned a BFA from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with an emphasis in drawing and painting.
Since 2016, Ben has been settling roots here in Colorado Springs with his wife, Liv and their black lab Fin. They moved across the country together searching for new opportunities in unfamiliar territory before their hometown roots became too deep. This change of scenery helped launch his artistic ventures to become involved in the community and build a following with his paintings and art classes. He teaches weekly Acrylic Landscape classes and monthly workshops at Cottonwood Center for the Arts as well as private lessons in his studio.