M.J. Benson

M.J. Benson

Artwork

Aurora
M.J. Benson

Aurora

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Bay F
M.J. Benson

Bay F

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Bay Four
M.J. Benson

Bay Four

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Beckoning
M.J. Benson

Beckoning

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Black Forest
M.J. Benson

Black Forest

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

$4,000.00

Canary Sky
M.J. Benson

Canary Sky

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Cirrus
M.J. Benson

Cirrus

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

$4,000.00

Copper
M.J. Benson

Copper

Acrylic on Canvas

52 x 52 in

$7,000.00

Fall
M.J. Benson

Fall

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 48 in

$5,500.00

Falls
M.J. Benson

Falls

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 48 in

$5,500.00

Fire
M.J. Benson

Fire

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

$4,000.00

Mark
M.J. Benson

Mark

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Peninsula
M.J. Benson

Peninsula

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

$4,000.00

Reef
M.J. Benson

Reef

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

SOLD

Rise
M.J. Benson

Rise

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

$4,000.00

Rose
M.J. Benson

Rose

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

$4,000.00

Spice
M.J. Benson

Spice

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Spire
M.J. Benson

Spire

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Split
M.J. Benson

Split

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Study V
M.J. Benson

Study V

Acrylic on Birch Panel

12 x 12 in

$900.00

Study VI
M.J. Benson

Study VI

Acrylic on Birch Panel

12 x 12 in

$900.00

Sun
M.J. Benson

Sun

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Bow
M.J. Benson

Bow

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Break
M.J. Benson

Break

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Cave
M.J. Benson

Cave

Acrylic on Canvas

14 x 14 in

$1,500.00

Champlain
M.J. Benson

Champlain

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Coral
M.J. Benson

Coral

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Dusk
M.J. Benson

Dusk

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

$4,000.00

Fire & Water
M.J. Benson

Fire & Water

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

$4,000.00

Io
M.J. Benson

Io

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Kennebec
M.J. Benson

Kennebec

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 16 in

$1,500.00

Kiss
M.J. Benson

Kiss

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 48 in

$5,500.00

Luna
M.J. Benson

Luna

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 60 in

$5,500.00

Marsh
M.J. Benson

Marsh

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Mercury
M.J. Benson

Mercury

Acrylic on Canvas

12 x 48 in

$1,500.00

Oxbow
M.J. Benson

Oxbow

Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 18 in

$1,800.00

Paprika
M.J. Benson

Paprika

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 48 in

$5,000.00

Pine
M.J. Benson

Pine

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Salt
M.J. Benson

Salt

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Sea Smoke
M.J. Benson

Sea Smoke

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

$4,000.00

Set
M.J. Benson

Set

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 18 in

$1,800.00

Slip
M.J. Benson

Slip

Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 18 in

$1,800.00

South
M.J. Benson

South

Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 18 in

$1,800.00

Titan
M.J. Benson

Titan

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 60 in

$5,500.00

White Squall
M.J. Benson

White Squall

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 16 in

$1,200.00

Avalon
M.J. Benson

Avalon

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

SOLD

Landfall
M.J. Benson

Landfall

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

SOLD

Study III
M.J. Benson

Study III

Acrylic on Birch Panel

12 x 12 in

SOLD

Study VIII
M.J. Benson

Study VIII

Acrylic on Birch Panel

12 x 12 in

SOLD

Turn
M.J. Benson

Turn

Acrylic on Canvas

32 x 32 in

SOLD

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M.J. Benson
As a painter, I love the balance of the horizon, its ever steady line of delineation between the spaces of land, sky, 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 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, watch, and wait, until the ever fickle shifting between place and memory stills itself harmoniously on the canvas. I grew up on the New England Coast, running along the edges of the water, swimming in its balmy waves, and sailing on its moody surface. I started my art practice as a photographer, working with alternative landscapes and materials, and started painting after moving to Maine in 2006. The ocean has always been my elegant muse, a balance point in the upheaval and ennui of a curious life. BFA - School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts UniversityEdM - Harvard UniversityCourses - Maine Photography Workshops, Haystack Mountain School of Fine Craft, Maine College of Art
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