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Artist's Statement

"My paintings come from within; from memories and feelings
of places I have experienced and from images of wilderness.
I grew up where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains and
my art became inspired by these landscapes. I try to record, suggest and then share those times with others. I like to invite the viewer to 'come in, give me two minutes; join me for a moment in time and share with me a sense of wonder, serenity and beauty.' To remind others of a special place is a big reward for me; it gives my art a sense of purpose."


Exhibitions

  • Taos National Exhibition of American Watercolor, Taos, NM 1998-2010
  • "Reflections" one man show, Taos Art Museum, Taos, NM 2001
  • "Taos Invites Taos" Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos, NM 2001-07
  • Watercolor Invitational, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM 2001-02
  • TNSW Watercolor Show, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM 1999-2000

Awards, Honors and Memberships

  • TNSW Award, American Watercolor Show IX, Taos Art Museum, Taos, NM 2004
  • People's Choice, Taos Open, Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos, NM 1999
  • Best Traditional, Taos Open, Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos, NM 1997
  • 1st Place Transparent Media, Longmont Art Guild, Longmont, CO 1995
  • 2nd Place Watercolor Technique, Longmont Art Guild, Longmont, CO 1987
  • Past President and Historian, Taos National Society of Watercolorists, Taos, NM

Collections

Taos Art Museum, Taos, NM
Mr. & Mrs. R. Kennedy, NE
Mr. & Mrs. R. Messersmith, AZ
Mr. & Mrs. T. Ellis, TX
Mr. & Mrs. D. Linn, CO
Mr. & Mrs. C. Burnett III, CO
Ms. P. Schwartzkopf, CO

Education

Self Taught

To view KC's paintings, go to
Paintings or Archives.

Check out these fine artists' web sites also:

http://www.isabellakristina.com
http://www.charlotterossmann.com/
http://www.studiosprague.com/

Copyright 2006-15 KC Benson unless otherwise noted.
All items offered subject to prior sale.