mbenton007@hotmail.com

My Bio

My name is Mike Benton. I am a self taught artist. I have been consumed with drawing since childhood. When I was a boy,

anything with a clear surface, i.e.used envelopes,old letters,the backs of advertisements,brown paper bags etc,was used to draw pictures on. I never had anything to pursue art with except pencils and ink pens. In my late teens through my 60th birthday I turned to music as a hobby and have not done any drawings for over 30 years. My daughter, who recieved her Bachelors degree in art, suggested that she would like to see me do some drawings again. I have been back now since March 2012, but now I am into charcoal and pastel. I am still learning as I go,and always will.

2012 has been an awesome year for me as an artist. from the blue ribbons at the county fair, the newspaper and magazine atricles about my art, the  placement of paintings and drawings in two galleries, to the recognition and friendship of fellow artists on Artist Daily, I have enjoyed every minute. I am looking forward to 2013 with great expectations.

 

Announcements

  • 5 Jul 2014
  • WEBSITE INFO

    mike-Benton.artistwebsites.com

    Facebook: Mike Benton's Art

    www.fineartamerica.com  Mike Benton

  • 12 Jul 2013
  • Troyfest Art Festival Merit Award

    April 27,2013 Won Merit Award for Drawing and Graphic Art at the Troyfest Art Festival.

  • 7 Mar 2013
  • Artist of the Month--March 2013!!!!

    It is an honor for me to be chosen "artist of the month" on the Artist daily website.

  • 2 Nov 2012
  • AFC magazine showcases my art
  • 30 Oct 2012
  • Josephine Art Center and Museum

    Five of my art pieces placed with Josephine Art Center in Union Springs,Al OCTOBER 2012.

    What an incredible year 2012  has been for me!!