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.

2013has 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 2014 with great expectations.



  • 2 Aug 2014
  • Artist of the Week!!.

    August 1,2014 Seven of my pieces were displayed in the Josephine Art Gallery in Alabama and also a Pleasant surprise to me--I was chosen Artist of the Week on Artist Daily for my impressionist painting of a nature walk . I named it "The Impression I get".

    Thank you!



  • 5 Jul 2014


    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