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 though 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 Society

of 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


Commissions include:


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)