M.J. Benson

Artwork

Aurora

M.J. Benson

Aurora

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

$2,400

Avalon

M.J. Benson

Avalon

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

SOLD

Bay F

M.J. Benson

Bay F

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

$2,400

Bay Four

M.J. Benson

Bay Four

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

$2,400

Beckoning

M.J. Benson

Beckoning

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

$2,400

Black Forest

M.J. Benson

Black Forest

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

$4,000

Break

M.J. Benson

Break

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

$2,400

Canary Sky

M.J. Benson

Canary Sky

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

$2,400

Cirrus

M.J. Benson

Cirrus

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

$4,000

Copper

M.J. Benson

Copper

Acrylic on Canvas

52 x 52 in (132.08 x 132.08 cm)

$7,000

Coral

M.J. Benson

Coral

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

$2,400

Fall

M.J. Benson

Fall

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

$5,500

Falls

M.J. Benson

Falls

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

$5,500

Fire & Water

M.J. Benson

Fire & Water

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

$4,000

Io

M.J. Benson

Io

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

$2,400

Kennebec

M.J. Benson

Kennebec

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 16 in (40.64 x 40.64 cm)

$1,500

Landfall

M.J. Benson

Landfall

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

SOLD

Luna

M.J. Benson

Luna

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 60 in (60.96 x 152.40 cm)

$5,500

Mark

M.J. Benson

Mark

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

$2,400

Orange

M.J. Benson

Orange

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

$2,400

Oxbow

M.J. Benson

Oxbow

Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 18 in (45.72 x 45.72 cm)

$1,800

Paprika

M.J. Benson

Paprika

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 48 in (60.96 x 121.92 cm)

$5,000

Peninsula

M.J. Benson

Peninsula

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

$4,000

Pine

M.J. Benson

Pine

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

$2,400

Reef

M.J. Benson

Reef

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

SOLD

Rise

M.J. Benson

Rise

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

$4,000

Rose

M.J. Benson

Rose

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

$4,000

Salt

M.J. Benson

Salt

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

$2,400

Slip

M.J. Benson

Slip

Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 18 in (45.72 x 45.72 cm)

$1,800

South

M.J. Benson

South

Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 18 in (45.72 x 45.72 cm)

$1,800

Spice

M.J. Benson

Spice

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

$2,400

Split

M.J. Benson

Split

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

$2,400

Study I

M.J. Benson

Study I

Acrylic on Birch Panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

$900

Study II

M.J. Benson

Study II

Acrylic on Birch Panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

$900

Study IV

M.J. Benson

Study IV

Acrylic on Birch Panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

$900

Sun

M.J. Benson

Sun

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

$2,400

Titan

M.J. Benson

Titan

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 60 in (60.96 x 152.40 cm)

$5,500

Turn

M.J. Benson

Turn

Acrylic on Canvas

32 x 32 in (81.28 x 81.28 cm)

SOLD

Aspen

M.J. Benson

Aspen

Encaustic on Panel

8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)

$600

Burnt

M.J. Benson

Burnt

Encaustic on Panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

$1,000

Casco Bay, Afternoon

M.J. Benson

Casco Bay, Afternoon

Oil on Canvas

16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.80 cm)

$1,800

Casco Bay, Bright

M.J. Benson

Casco Bay, Bright

Oil on Canvas

12 x 24 in (30.48 x 60.96 cm)

$1,800

Casco Bay, Dawn

M.J. Benson

Casco Bay, Dawn

Oil on Canvas

24 x 30 in (60.96 x 76.20 cm)

$2,800

Casco Bay, Kelp

M.J. Benson

Casco Bay, Kelp

Oil on Canvas

12 x 36 in (30.48 x 91.44 cm)

$2,200

Casco Bay, Late Summer

M.J. Benson

Casco Bay, Late Summer

Oil on Canvas

18 x 24 in (45.72 x 60.96 cm)

$2,000

Casco Bay, Pebbled

M.J. Benson

Casco Bay, Pebbled

Oil on Canvas

12 x 24 in (30.48 x 60.96 cm)

$1,800

Casco Bay, Squall

M.J. Benson

Casco Bay, Squall

Oil on Canvas

16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.80 cm)

$1,800

Casco Bay, Storm

M.J. Benson

Casco Bay, Storm

Oil on Canvas

18 x 24 in (45.72 x 60.96 cm)

$2,200

Casco By, Chartreuse

M.J. Benson

Casco By, Chartreuse

Oil on Canvas

12 x 24 in (30.48 x 60.96 cm)

$1,800

Champlain

M.J. Benson

Champlain

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

$2,400

Claire de Lune

M.J. Benson

Claire de Lune

Encaustic on Panel

8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)

$600

Feather

M.J. Benson

Feather

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 72 in (60.96 x 182.88 cm)

$6,500

Fire Lake

M.J. Benson

Fire Lake

Encaustic on Panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

$1,000

First Snow

M.J. Benson

First Snow

Encaustic on Panel

16 x 16 in (40.64 x 40.64 cm)

$1,200

Night Surf

M.J. Benson

Night Surf

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 72 in (60.96 x 182.88 cm)

$6,500

Nocturne

M.J. Benson

Nocturne

Encaustic on Panel

8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)

$600

Prairie

M.J. Benson

Prairie

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 72 in (60.96 x 182.88 cm)

$6,500

Rain

M.J. Benson

Rain

Encaustic on Panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

$1,000

Snow Drop

M.J. Benson

Snow Drop

Encaustic on Panel

18 x 18 in (45.72 x 45.72 cm)

$1,300

Sun Bay

M.J. Benson

Sun Bay

Encaustic on Panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

$1,000

Tetons

M.J. Benson

Tetons

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 72 in (60.96 x 182.88 cm)

$6,500

Winter Fires

M.J. Benson

Winter Fires

Encaustic on Panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

$1,000

Winter Lights

M.J. Benson

Winter Lights

Encaustic on Panel

6 x 6 in (15.24 x 15.24 cm)

$250

Winter Surf

M.J. Benson

Winter Surf

Encaustic on Panel

8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)

$600

Marsh

M.J. Benson

Marsh

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

$2,400

Dusk

M.J. Benson

Dusk

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

$4,000

Sea Smoke

M.J. Benson

Sea Smoke

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

$4,000

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Sold Artwork

Avalon

M.J. Benson

Avalon

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

Landfall

M.J. Benson

Landfall

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

Reef

M.J. Benson

Reef

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

Study III

M.J. Benson

Study III

Acrylic on Birch Panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

Study VI

M.J. Benson

Study VI

Acrylic on Birch Panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

Study VIII

M.J. Benson

Study VIII

Acrylic on Birch Panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

Turn

M.J. Benson

Turn

Acrylic on Canvas

32 x 32 in (81.28 x 81.28 cm)

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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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