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.
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,
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)