Robert Benson, American Painter, in Northern California Wine Country
Robert Benson paints landscapes, figurative work and still life in watercolor and acrylics. Contact - cell: 707-481-1956,
My aim is to produce paintings of familiar subjects with universal appeal, from a fresh perspective for the viewer, works that are elemental & emotionally powerful.
For the last 20 or more years I have been painting watercolors, mainly landscape, still life work, and now more figurative work. In the 25 years that I worked as a commercial artist, my illustration work always gravitated toward water media. Although I’ve done some art in acrylics and oils, I always return to watercolor.
My goals as a painter have to been primarily to become looser and more concerned with light, contrast and mood over time and to be able to allow the viewer’s eyes to fill in where I’m painting less detail. Values and Gray scale rule. Color provides emotion.