Studied Art at Benedictine College in Atchison Kansas, In one building I was taught what I call old style, In another building I was taught the Impressionist Style art, So between to two campuses at that time, I got the best of both worlds
In also play music as a compliment to being an Artist, this is how I came to love to paint, I started Oils then had Acrylics, The acrylics lead me to Watercolors. Was also trained in clay,stone and woods sculptors,
I like many others became lost while attending my first year in college, it was suggested to take some Art Classes, loved it ever since.
My mentor advised me on two courses of action when I was graduating work in the field as an artist or pursue something else in life, almost older bloomers as he called them do quite well when they are ready to paint again. He also commented a life changing event ibr fe can have an impart and a leading impact on their lives.down the road so to speak, .
Also I would like to mention I paint now because I am disabled, my diabetes got out of control, and caused extremes damage, now it is heavily monitored and is fully under control which has given me a new lease in life to pursue a new direction in my life resuming my passion for Painting Watercolors.
So what was said to me 37 years a go came true.
I haven't painted since the late 1970's a little in the 80's for a two week sun of 13 paintings.
The paintings listed here all have been done since April of 2013..
I have found a peace of mind resuming this lost passion.
I really don't have a real answer why I never continued to paint.but
God had a plan and maybe he was waiting for a time in my life were I needed strength to get my mind right again.
Music and Art go hand in hand for me., they feed off each other.
By picking up and dusting off some of my old packed away instrument's it opened up a gateway to paint again.
I have a strong passion for Watercolors.
Also Love to paint Acrylics.
Currently residing in Winston Salem NC.
If you are interested I do commissions, I do Landscapes (my passion) but I do Portraits and Pets. Contact me on this web site,
When I do commission work I work up the sketch,
I gain your approval,
Then I submit completed painting for your approval.
Then arrange for the completion of commission.
The majority of the painting see her are unframed , some are framed so the costs could higher, I show a lot of my paintings and they are frame in a neutral manner,
I have Artwork (Watercolor Paintings) on display at a local frame shop where you can view my paintings, also they do great work.
The owners not only do great work but they have Local Artist of the Month Show where the Artist may use their front display Window to display their work,
I have usually about 20 Watercolors framed so I can be ready for a show. immediately, so as a Artist I need quality work for which I have to count on, sometimes in a moments notice.
And I am so lucky for you to purchase a painting either from there or buy one me,. tell Jill or Patrick it is one of mine and they will take a percentage off as they complete your order. I have had clients take my work elsewhere do not get the attention and quality they demand .then take to the Frame It and come away very pleased and satisfied .
I have listed their address and phone number.
3328 Robinhood Rd Winston Salem, NC 27106
I would love feed back because it is the only I can learn and hopefully improve.
Posted by Richard Benson at 12:55 PM