M.J. Benson

Artwork

Aurora

M.J. Benson

Aurora

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Avalon

M.J. Benson

Avalon

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

SOLD

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

Break

M.J. Benson

Break

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Canary Sky

M.J. Benson

Canary Sky

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

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

Coral

M.J. Benson

Coral

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

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 & 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

Landfall

M.J. Benson

Landfall

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

SOLD

Luna

M.J. Benson

Luna

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 60 in

$5,500.00

Mark

M.J. Benson

Mark

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

Orange

M.J. Benson

Orange

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

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

Peninsula

M.J. Benson

Peninsula

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

$4,000.00

Pine

M.J. Benson

Pine

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

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

Salt

M.J. Benson

Salt

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

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

Spice

M.J. Benson

Spice

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 I

M.J. Benson

Study I

Acrylic on Birch Panel

12 x 12 in

$900.00

Study II

M.J. Benson

Study II

Acrylic on Birch Panel

12 x 12 in

$900.00

Study III

M.J. Benson

Study III

Acrylic on Birch Panel

12 x 12 in

SOLD

Study IV

M.J. Benson

Study IV

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

SOLD

Study VIII

M.J. Benson

Study VIII

Acrylic on Birch Panel

12 x 12 in

SOLD

Sun

M.J. Benson

Sun

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Titan

M.J. Benson

Titan

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 60 in

$5,500.00

Turn

M.J. Benson

Turn

Acrylic on Canvas

32 x 32 in

SOLD

White Squall

M.J. Benson

White Squall

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 16 in

$1,200.00

Champlain

M.J. Benson

Champlain

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

$2,400.00

Feather

M.J. Benson

Feather

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 72 in

$6,500.00

Night Surf

M.J. Benson

Night Surf

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 72 in

$6,500.00

Prairie

M.J. Benson

Prairie

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 72 in

$6,500.00

Tetons

M.J. Benson

Tetons

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 72 in

$6,500.00

Marsh

M.J. Benson

Marsh

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

Sea Smoke

M.J. Benson

Sea Smoke

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

$4,000.00

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Avalon

M.J. Benson

Avalon

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in

Landfall

M.J. Benson

Landfall

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

Reef

M.J. Benson

Reef

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

Study III

M.J. Benson

Study III

Acrylic on Birch Panel

12 x 12 in

Study VI

M.J. Benson

Study VI

Acrylic on Birch Panel

12 x 12 in

Study VIII

M.J. Benson

Study VIII

Acrylic on Birch Panel

12 x 12 in

Turn

M.J. Benson

Turn

Acrylic on Canvas

32 x 32 in

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M.J. Benson
As a painter, I begin with the horizon, its ever steady line of delineation between the spaces of land, sky, sea. In between are layers and layers of light and color, sprung from my memory but unbound by realism. I use 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 profound shifting between place and memory stills itself harmoniously on the canvas. I am a prolific painter, deeply enmeshed in all the intellectual, mundane and playful elements of exploring my vision. My disciplined framework for my professional practice as an artist was developed through the rigors of art school and the teachers who helped me hone my own rhythm of practice. I paint daily and my favored medium is acrylic paint; simultaneously, however, I use oils, gouache and encaustics to deepen my practice. My work represents my explorations of the elements around bodies of sky and water, particularly in Maine, the colors and moods. The ocean, in league with the sky, has always fascinated me with its ability to soothe and terrify, its very solid, moving mass so easily shifted by the solid earth below it and the orbiting moon above. It’s always been home to me. I have a BFA from the School of the Musuem of Fine Arts, Boston, and an EdM from Harvard University, and learned painting through the Maine College of Art and Open Door at Haystack. My photography has been exhibited and collected nationally. More about me at mjbenson.com.
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