Guy Benson, College Station, Texas Member Since June 2008 Artist Statement Imagekind Featured Artist of the Day on July 16, 2009 and December 30, 2010.
God blessed me with artistic talent. I strive to improve that talent so I can glorify Him with it and hopefully bless others. I seek to produce something of beauty that reflects my spirit and the God who gave me the talent.
My style is eclectic. I do not allow the “rules” to bind me. By that I mean that even though I pay attention to the guiding principles for each medium, I do not allow them to restrict me. For me, that negates the very soul of artistic freedom.
In painting, I work mainly in acrylic. After much experimentation, I have discovered that the "Painterly Approach" is where my passion lies. I work either from one of my photos where my senses have "mapped" the location, or plein air where I can immerse myself in the scene around me.
In illustration, I use everything from traditional watercolor, acrylic and Asian ink, to alcohol markers, acrylic pens, and colored pencils.
In photography, I am drawn to both classic compositions and unusual angles. I also love to get in close to see the patterns and colors at play on my subject.
My art reflects my internal mix of the traditional and the experimental. The rest is flying pigments and pixels.
Thanks for taking the time to browse through my work. I hope you find something of beauty that moves your spirit. If you have any questions (or if you are interested in purchasing an original painting), please e-mail me at email@example.com