Art from Informed Imagination
Spring 2022! Shanti's NEW WORKS include eight acrylic paintings on canvas below. Scroll down to the contact form to send Shanti comments, questions, or requests for information about purchasing.
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I graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio with a major in Studio Art, then moved to Berkeley to discover what the West Coast had to offer. In the late sixties it offered up the Mendocino coast where I have made my home first at the ocean’s edge and now at the forest’s rim.
I work from my imagination, my inner vision and emotions, inspired and informed by home, garden, forest, fields, seasons, the ever-changing nature, which I explore and illuminate in oils, acrylics and mixed media collage.
I have played with many mediums including fabric paper maché and beadwork, but often find myself returning to oil. That said, my newest eight works here, followed by older favorites are acrylic paintings.
Below are collages made from hand-crafted paper and oil paintings inspired by the Mendocino coast. Continue down to popular oil paintings in Shanti's collection. Her use of color and creation of "optimistic art" continues to attract new and repeat visitors. Her card collection is the largest among our co-op members. NOW ONLINE: Shanti's Card Shop
Time to Plant
Oil on canvas 14 in X 18 in
oil, 24 in x 36 in
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TUESDAYS WITH SEV
Collage Collaborations by
Shanti Benoit and Sev Ickes
Oil, 22 in x 28 in
Oil, 14 in x 18 in
Oil, 12 in x 16 in