Join us in welcoming new Signature Member Mary Beneventi to the Puget Sound Group!
I was born and raised in San Diego, California. Upon graduating from High School, I attended Chouinard School of Fine Art in Los Angeles, later transferring to Woodbury University and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Design. In the following years I furthered my education in oil painting and various mediums at the Art Center College of Design
For a number of years I pursued a career in Interior Design. I am now a full time artist and have in recent years been represented by art galleries in the Portland area. My works are in private collections throughout the Northwest, Southwest and California.
I work exclusively in oils, with color playing a large part in my personal style. My work features the hues and values favored by artists of the 18th and 19th Century. I refer to my style as "controlled Impressionism". I find aesthetic inspiration in landscapes, therefore I paint what I most appreciate, always looking for the dramatic perspective and color in the natural landscape.