M.J. Benson

About the Artist

I love the horizon, its ever steady line of delineation between the spaces of land, sky and sea.  It’s the first stroke I make on the surface, and often the last.  In between are layers and layers of light and color, sprung from my memory but unbound by realism. I start with a framework, a few rules around composition or color, but it’s the tension between what I expect and what the painting is telling me that dictates the flow and finish.  I work, and wait, until the ever fickle shifting between place and memory stills itself harmoniously on the canvas.

Bio: Artist, Boston driver. Triathlete.

BFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University

EdM, Harvard University

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