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Robie Benve

Benve Robie Benve Art
Home 4041 Longhill Rd County: OH
Columbus OH 43220 United States
Work High Road Gallery and Studios 12 E Stafford Ave
Worthington OH 43220 United States
Cell Phone: 16149730750 Website: Robie Benve Art

Bio

Born and raised in Italy, my education and work experiences have been in business until 2010, when I relocated to Columbus and started painting every day and taking art classes.

I followed my passion and started to create art that is bold and colorful, rich in textural elements, and carrier of cheerful and positive feelings. After several years working with oils, I have now discovered the potential of acrylic and mixed media.

Each new painting starts with a colorful and abstract mixed media base, created with layers of paint and paper, sometimes including fabric, ink, charcoal, and other media. Then I add layers of paint, making sure to leave some of the first layers peeking through.

I love to include patterns created with my unique hand-cut stencils, they add abstract features, creating moments of surprise and fun. The resulting work is vibrant and happy. Unexpected patterns and marks add visual interest and catch the viewer’s attention. You can find examples of my work on my website, at my studio at High Road Gallery & Studios, in Worthington, OH and at Marcia Evans Gallery in the Columbus Short North Art District.

When I’m not creating art, I write about creativity and the creative process. I’m passionate about sharing with others what I’ve been learning, and I have authored many online articles published on Feltmagnet.com and other sites.

I am also very active in the local artistic community, serving as an officer of the Dublin Area Art League and being an active member of the National League of American Pen Women.

Artist Statement

I embrace the challenge of making and supporting art that is a carrier of cheerful and positive feelings.

I start my paintings with a colorful and abstract mixed media base, created with layers of paint and paper, sometimes including fabric, ink, charcoal, or other media. Then I add layers of paint, making sure I leave some of the first layers peeking through.

Just like the random everyday life experiences and past events contribute to making us who we are today, those starting unplanned elements and shapes influence the painting and provide a guide to the intuitive process of creating the next layers.

I love to include patterns created with my unique hand-cut stencils, they add abstract features, creating moments of surprise and fun.

The resulting work is vibrant and happy. Unexpected patterns and marks add visual interest and catch the viewer’s attention.

Portfolio

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