Aldo Balding

Aldo was born in Southsea and studied at the faculty of Art and Design in Southampton.

Beginning his career as a freelance illustrator in London, his work appeared on the front covers of numerous magazines including the Sunday Times Culture Magazine, TV Times and Punch.

Aldo moved to France to be a full time artists and now lives in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France. He is represented by a number of galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, United States of America, France and South Africa.

Balding considers himself a tonalist painter first, but through colour he augments the effect of light. He looks for colour harmonies that already exist in the subject.

Solo Exhibitions

2020, 2019 Galerie Anagama Versailles

2020, 2015, 2013, 2011: Christopher Moller Art, Cape Town, South Africa

2008, 2006: Catto Gallery, London 2006: Alexander Gallery, Bristol

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021: Barcelona Museum of Modern Art MEAM Exhibition

2018: IAACC Pablo Serrano de Zaragoza Museum Exhibition

2018: Barcelona Museum of Modern Art MEAM Exhibition

2017: Thompsons Gallery London three man show

2016: ROI exhibition

2021, 2016, 2014, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002: Royal Societyof Portrait Painters

2009: ING Discerning Eye

2000: BP Awards


2013: Winner ‘ Best of Show’ Bold Brush Competition

2006, 2004: Arc Salon finalist

2003: NSE Exhibition first prize

2002: Artist International first prize


Lord Lt David Lindsay,

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown

Sir Michael McWilliam

Lady Laura Paul,

Peter Alliss

Ernie Els

Paul Casey


Artist & Illustrators (2017, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2003)

Pratique des Arts April 2015

The Artist Magazine Poets & Artists Magazine American Art Collector

Artist International (Front cover, Issue 22; 5-page feature, Issue 27)