Emillions Art Outdoor Living Art Series Continues
January 22, 2020
Naples artist Teresa Benjamin live painting demonstration on 5th Avenue South
Naples, FL: (January 22, 2020) . . . Emillions Art’s new Naples outdoor living art series brings Naples artist Teresa Benjamin for a painting demonstration on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm along 5th Avenue South in Naples. The outdoor gallery is located at 837 Fifth Avenue South, part the newly reimagined #Artto5thAve space adjacent to Emillions Art, a global fine art consulting firm and Engel & Völkers, a luxury international real estate firm.
“Teresa Benjamin applies her extensive study of the figurative form to her canvases in a loose, yet precise style,” explains Marlissa Gardner, founder of Emillions Art, noting that collectors in Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Mexico, New York, California and France collect Benjamin’s work internationally.
At first a realist, her latest work reveals a release of expression where details are blurred, bringing out the evocativeness and emotion in a scene.
“Teresa Benjamin excels at a variety of mediums including oils, acrylics, watercolors and ink on paper,” says Gardner. “She pushes her work towards the aesthetics of abstract expressionism and beyond. Her travels later in life reignited the passion for creating she developed as a five-year old when she would often sit watching her father sketch and paint on their many outings. What she presents now is a culmination of a life spent seeing and discerning—reinterpreted as moments in time on canvas,” believes Gardner.
“I have over 40 sketchbooks that are sometimes, full and sometimes half empty never to be filled,” Ms. Benjamin says. “I sketch and paint because I am constantly observing and quantifying the elements of my life that make me “feel”,” she adds. “Nature, music, human figures, relationships, struggles, sadness, joy…these types of things drive me to recreate in some form on paper what I experience.
“My history has taught me that I much prefer to use figurative shapes as starting points for my expression, thus pure abstract painting is elusive to me. However, my artist voice has been striving to move from impressionistically representational into abstract figurative and expressionistic styles,” she explains.
The new Emillions Art show room, located on the second floor overlooking 5th Avenue South, carries several of Ms. Benjamin’s paintings, while nationally renowned artists such as Joan Sonnenberg, Carol Calicchio, Jane Peccarelli, and Denise Cummings are represented alongside international artists like Robert Indiana, Shray, Andreas Nottebohm, David & David, Don Gummer, Layla Love and many more.
Collectors have an exciting opportunity to start their collection with well-known and up-and-coming artists in a broad range of styles and mediums including but not limited to abstract, figurative portraiture, sculpture, photography, mixed media, drawings and paintings.
Ms. Gardner travels the world to negotiate rare masterworks for the discerning collector. She continues to expand the Emillions Art network, creating international partnerships with esteemed gallerists, curators and collectors in the US, Europe and the Mideast. As an authority in fine art asset management, Emillions Art has developed a core collective of leading experts in art appraisals, art history, scientific forensics analysis, authentication, provenance, gallery exhibition, insurance, and other professionals to create a full slate of art industry services catering to ambitious buyers and collectors.
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