Bridget Benton

Bridget Benton

About Bridget Benton

Bridget Benton (she/her) has been a working and teaching artist for over 20 years. She combines encaustic, photography, plant prints, and found materials to create paintings exploring themes of transformation, connection, and memory. The symbolic narratives that emerge invite viewers to sink in and find their own stories.

Benton holds a B.A. in Studio Arts and an M.S. in Creative Studies. Her book on creative process “The Creative Conversation: ArtMaking as Playful Prayer” won a Nautilus Book Awards Gold Medal.

Her work has appeared in Wax Fusion, Mixed Media Art Magazine, and Professional Artist Magazine. She is Past-President of the Portland Chapter of the IEA and was awarded an IEA Artists Project Grant. She has shown in galleries across the US and Europe and has taught for Art Unraveled, The Nature Printing Society, and Painting with Fire. She is currently the lead encaustic instructor at 310 Art in Asheville, NC.

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