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Mary Benke - Artist

Mary Benke Press Releases

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I enjoy conveying the essence of my subject matter through my works in watercolor, pastel, oil, mixed media and alcohol inks.   The beauty I find in my everyday life constantly inspires me to create.   And living in northern Colorado, I have no shortage of breathtaking and inspirational landscapes to paint.   While working a 20-year career as a magazine editor and graphic designer, I used to devote my free time to my passion: painting.   Now, I enjoy spending my days turning my family's adventures into works of art.   I strive to achieve a loose, impressionistic...more
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Featured Artist Show At Art On A Whim

Loveland, CO - July 30th, 2010

Mary Benke will be the featured artist for a special summer show at Art on a Whim Gallery, 100 N. Main St., Breckenridge, CO., July 31-Aug. 1. Benke will display several new works depicting scenes from Colorado and its magnificent mountains. New for the show is a pastel of one of the Mohawk Lakes. This painting,"Mountain Lake," featuring a soft palette of blues, lavenders and greens, shows off the shimmering lake set against a teal background of the area's renowned forests. Also new to the show is a mixed media piece entitled "Continental Falls Revisited," a bold watercolor/pastel painting of a scene familiar to many area hikers. Additional pastel and watercolor landscapes, florals, and snow scenes will be available.