Why Ben's Art?

  • For Support
  • For Therapy
  • For You

On September 19, 2002 at age 18, Benjamin started his journey as an acquired brain injury survivor. He received four years of intense therapy that focused on walking and balance, speech pathology, cognitive and fine motor skills. His paintings now encompass all of these therapies.


A typical painting day for Benjamin includes getting out of bed and moving to his studio. He is then presented with colours of paint and is asked to communicate the hues he wants for the project at hand. He holds the paint brush and generates the expression of art through the movement of his hand. His artwork has become therapeutic and gives him great sense of purpose in his life. 

Enjoy a beautiful piece of Ben's original art. All of his art is either a duplicate of his original, or a commissioned piece that only you will ever own! We are pleased to present to you originals and reproductions of Ben’s handmade acrylic paintings.

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About Joomla!

What is Joomla?

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Site and Administrator

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Log in to the administrator using the username and password created during the installation of Joomla.

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Preset Styles

The Style Settings panel in the Gantry based theme administration interface provides several options for configuring the main built in stylistic aspects of the template.


Gantry also provides the ability for you to create your own custom presets based on any parameter in the theme administrator. You should determine which parameters you wish to configure to be a part of the presets.

Assigning a Style

With Gantry, the ability to assign a certain style to an individual page has never been easier and/or more efficient. Just follow these simple steps:

  • Go to Extensions → Template Manager → rt_kirigami → Assignments → *Menu Item*
  • Select your preset from Show Presets, configure and save.

After setting your defaults to the desired values, select the Menu Items button and choose the menu item you wish to modify the parameters for. You will then see a series of checkboxes on the left of all the supported parameters. Select the checkbox next to the parameter you wish to modify, it will then become active, and you can modify as you wish. Clicking “Save” or “Apply” in the toolbar will then save this configuration.

Gantry Framework: Per Menu Item Controls

Logo Editing

There are two methods of changing the Kirigami logo: via the logo picker and manual change.

The Logo Picker

  1. Enable Logo and set to Custom at Admin → Extensions → Templates Manager → rt_kirigami → Features.
  2. Set Logo Picker to either RokGallery or MediaManager.
  3. Select your logo, Insert and Save

Logo Panel

Select Logo

Manual Change

  1. Enable Logo and set Type to Kirigami.
  2. Upload logo.png to the
    /templates/rt_kirigami/images/logo/*style* directory
  3. Clear your browser cache and refresh.

If you cannot see your new logo, ensure you have uploaded it to the right directory and the directory permissions are writeable. Enquire with your hosting provider.

Download Sources Here

Explore Ben's Colour Palette

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  • Yellow
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Brown
  • White
  • Black
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Lemon Yellow.

    Lemon Yellow

    • Yellow
  • Bright Red

    Bright Red

    • Red
  • Rubine Red

    Rubine Red

    • Red
  • Bright Yellow

    Bright Yellow

    • Yellow
  • Bright Orange

    Bright Orange

    • Orange
  • Crimson colour in Ben Sloetjes Colour Palette.
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    • Red
  • Purple colour in Ben Sloetjes Colour Palette.
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    • Purple
  • Ultramarine Blue colour in Ben Sloetjes Colour Palette.

    Ultramarine Blue

    • Blue
  • Cobalt Blue colour in Ben Sloetjes' Colour Palette.

    Cobalt Blue

    • Blue
  • Cerulean Blue colour in Ben Sloetjes Colour Palette.

    Cerulean Blue

    • Blue
  • Turquoise colour in Ben Sloetjes' Colour Palette.
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    • Blue
    • Green
  • Phthalo Green colour in Ben Sloetjes' Colour Palette.

    Pthalo Green

    • Green
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