Benita Cole

Painting for me is like breathing. It is also my most coherent expression. I consciously observe the beauty, take photos and sketch the things that inspire me to play with light and shadow. I paint as many as four versions of my vision before settling on the one which conveys the time, place and feelings of that experience I want to express to you. The result is not a photograph but the relationship between me and the image. I am often inspired by music and find the piano music of Anne Sweeten the best for my florals. I find the natural world and flowers in particular to be sensuous expressions of the dichotomy of the world. Strong, flexible, delicate, provocative, lush, fertile, rich…

Website: www.benitacole.com