ABOUT BENNA

 

My deep love of colors found in nature is a driving force that compels me to paint. The subject of my work is often where the land and water meet. I like to push the boundaries of realism into abstraction. By focusing on the energy of a place rather than describing an actual representation, I hope my work gives viewers a sense of connection to a special place they themselves visited.

The abstract work I create sheds light on the collection of emotions stirring within me. The theme of my intuitive painting is universal peace. I seek to create layered paintings that display a mix of despondency and tranquility that define my soul.

I live and work in New York City and studied at the Art Students League of New York. I held a residency at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and since exhibited my work throughout the tri-state area. My paintings reside in private collections in the USA, UK, Hong Kong and Brazil.