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Sheila Benzer

Ms. Benzer knew she was to be an artist at age 5, after seeing Monet's paintings in New York City. She always believed that painting Nature in the Impressionist - plein-air - tradition was her spiritual "raison." In her work she pays homage to Nature and seeks to capture on canvas the truth of light and color as it is in nature.

Henry Hensche told Ms. Benzer in 1980 that "An Impressionist (plein-air) painting done well will tell you the time of day and time of year, weather and even where it was painted as light effects change dramatically in different areas of the world." The "plein-air" style of painting attains this unique visionary truth of light and color through a simple but painstaking process of blocking the colors in and mixing and comparing and remixing repeated right on the canvas until the truth of the light effect is glowing on the canvas as it glows in Nature.

Represented by Lyman-Eyer Art Gallery, 432 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657

tel 508 487 3937



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