Ben Viegers was a self-taught painter. His early works show determination and willpower to learn the tricks of this demanding trade. And he succeeded, with flying colours. He was accepted as a full member of the Hague Artist Society (Haagse Kunstkring). There. he came into contact with some of the finest painters and artists of his time, such as Jan Toorop, Aris and Jan Knikker, and Charles Dankmeijer.
After his Hague years, and many travels later, he settled down in Nunspeet, a small town at the Veluwe. He proved himself to be quite the ‘plein air’-painter. He loved the outdoors. The general experience with colour and light was as important to Viegers as the craftmanship, such as the brush strokes and painting in a confident and to the point-manner. Viegers paintings’ are colourful and cheerful.