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Steve Bennett   Jacksonville, Oregon

Steve Bennett has been composing pictures most of his life. He practiced Dentistry in Bend, Oregon and enjoyed photography. From this computational background, he began to study drawing, design, color, harmony and the other elements of fine art. He has been painting for nearly 30 years and considers himself fortunate to have studied with many of the finest instructors in the United States. He most frequently chooses to work in pastel because of its immediacy of expression: “The pigment is right here in my hand.” His strong designs and colors add to the excitement of each piece, as does the emotional intensity of painting on location. For Steve Bennett, art is another dimension to the joy of life.

Membership of Art Associations and Gallery Affiliations:

Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of West Coast, Pastel Society of Oregon, Watercolor Society of Oregon, Artist Workshop, Rogue Valley Critique Group, Oregon Street Gallery, Jacksonville, OR,  Art and Soul Gallery, Ashland, OR,

Exhibitions and Awards:

Two Person Show Art & Soul Gallery 2016, Yaquina River Museum Show 2015, Gold Award Pastel Society of Oregon 2015, Painting on Cover of Jacksonville Review March 2015, Yaquina River Museum Show 2014, One Man Show – Art & Soul Gallery 2010, 2013

Thoughts that have helped me so far in life’s Pilgrimage:

-Stay curious about people and things! Every person has value.

-Keep and develop a sense of humor about life and be able to laugh at your self.

-Remember, the world is not about me.

-Stay fit enough to enjoy life and to challenge myself.

-My greatest help of all has been to trust and have faith in God

Steve Bennett’s Website

email: Steve Bennett

"Fall Colors" Pastel
“Fall Colors”
pastel

 

"Dawn" pastel
“Pastel Dawn”
pastel

 

"North of Lincoln City" pastel
“North of Lincoln City”
pastel

 

"The Trail" pastel
“The Trail”
pastel

 

"Tulips Aglow" pastel
“Tulips Aglow”
pastel

 

“North of Paisley" watercolor
“North of Paisley”
watercolor

 

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