Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Artist Focus: Mark Benson

One of my favorite new friends at school is Mark Benson, an MFA candidate in Painting originally from Colorado by way of Chicago, who happens to be hilarious but also a talented and refreshingly original artist. Mark is not afraid to take risks, or tell me that it looks like someone snuck into my studio and crapped up my otherwise good painting with "that blue stuff". A true friend indeed. For his blog and more pics of his paintings, look here

Mark in his studio

His palette is a juicy mess- I love it!
For whatever reason, he and his fiancee, Michelle, have a talent for making these faces in photos taken of them.

They are good peeps.

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