Benna Holden is a New York City-based artist with a passion for abstract expressionism. Drawing inspiration from a mixture of her surroundings and emotions, Benna’s work is a reflection of her true love for nature, color and the overall creative process. Color is especially intimate to her since it triggers people’s responses right away. Benna’s bold use of color combinations and texture vibrates with a tactile motion and energy that allows viewers to cast their own imagination and be transfixed by its impression.
“At times, living in Manhattan can be a bit chaotic and overwhelming.” Benna's practice of making her minimalistic paintings arises out of a desire to achieve peace and simplicity in her life. She is especially drawn to the cathartic effect the ocean gives her, as well as the feeling she is part of something greater than herself. Many of her works include some form of abstract seascapes. "Water is the most powerful force on Earth because it is the essence of life. It can humble us in the wake of a storm, provide us with endless energy and is necessary for our survival."
Benna studied at the Art Students League in New York and her work is owned by public and private collectors throughout the United States and around the world.