My passion for painting started when I was very young, but it wasn't until my children arrived that my love of art was reborn. Painting had been pushed aside for more important endeavors like playing basketball (at Colgate University, then professionally overseas), getting married, and starting a family. Most of my work these days focuses primarily on colorful abstracts with a newfound interest in epoxy resin art.
Utilizing bold acrylics, both alone and mixed with various mediums, I try to evoke an emotional state or reaction with each piece of art. I want the viewer not to see something, but rather feel something. This is especially true with my resin art – resin has such an unpredictable nature that it is impossible to create something with exact specifications. It is completely organic, which leads to both unexpected and amazing results!
I take great pride knowing that my art resides in homes in nearly every state from New York to Alaska.... and even the United Kingdom!
A sampling of reviews from happy customers:
"Even more lovely in person, I am thrilled to add this angel to my home. What a blessing." -etsy customer
"The artwork is beautiful and better than the picture on the web! Michele was wonderful to work with and packaged the painting very well for shipping. I received the painting before the original date expected which was a surprise. I would definitely recommend her artwork to others. She is a very talented artist! Thank you Artfinder!" - Kathleen, Artfinder customer
"I received Quietude in time for Christmas and it is absolutely lovely. We think we know exactly the spot where it will hang. As well as the painting being so wonderful to look at I really appreciated how beautifully wrapped it was as well - a joy to open!" - Rachel, London UK
"Absolutely STUNNING! Love it! Thank you so much! You are extremely talented!"
"Great artist. Picture does not give her art justice."
"Phenomenal artwork. Artist Communicates almost immediately after purchase and painting arrived on the day she stated. "
"I LOVE MY NEW PAINTING! It is perfect! Much better than I expected and looks great on the wall. Thanks!"
"My husband and I love this! thank you for the fast shipping. I'll keep checking your site!"
"Perfect transaction & lovely piece. Quality wrap. Fast Shipment. Thank you!"
"LOVE IT! Wonderful colors. Quick ship & safely packed. Thank you."
"Wonderful painting, very professional. Fast shipping too!"
"AMAZING!!! This is the BEST!!! We love it!! Very talented artist!!! Thanks!!!"
"Beautiful, I was thrilled with the painting!"
"Ms. Benton's painting is AWESOME! This whimsical work of art is getting rave reviews from everyone"
Hanging my paintings for a solo exhibition at the Glen Eddy in Niskayuna, New York.
November 26, 2015 - January 26, 2016
"Star Squared" on display for the Art de Cure exhibit at Albany Med's The Endocrine Group office.