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Meet the Artist:

Audrey Benskin

Local artist, Audrey Benskin, creates her masterpieces of bright, bold colors on canvases from creative expression and memories from her travels across the globe. With a degree and background in design, she has a talent for creating works of art in a variety of media, many of which are commissioned pieces. She and her husband raised their family in the Shawnee area for 23 years before moving to the Leawood area 27 years ago. For the last three years, her artwork has been on HGTV Bargain Mansions with local designer, Tamara Day, and she is also featured with designer Jenny Manka of Manka Interiors.


Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started as an artist. 

I always felt that as soon as I was able to hold a crayon at a young age, I immediately enjoyed creating art. That love has continued. Art brings a balance to my life and helps me express my emotions.


How would you describe your style of art?

I am a contemporary abstract artist. My paintings are associated with a bold color field. I tend to paint on larger canvasses with colors giving a creative energy in which the painting can dance in every room and give movement. 


Who are some of your favorite artists? Who do you gain artistic inspiration from?

Honestly, I love all artists. Some of my favorites are Henri Matisse, Helen Frankenthaler and Richard Diebenkorn. I could go on and on with famous artists. I do have pieces of artwork on display in my own home from local artists Babe Atha, Lou Marack and David Gross.  


What is your favorite subject matter to paint? 

I enjoy painting mostly figurative and balanced forms outside in nature, rock formations, landscapes, seascapes, animals and everything else.


How has art enriched your life?

Art nurtures my creative spirit and makes for a more beautiful place in my life.

To learn more about Audrey Benskin or to view more of her work, visit AudreyBenskin.art.

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