“If you see the tree as a part of yourself, then you can see that we are all entwined in nature and the world. When I paint oak trees, I feel a certain character in that oak. This is the ecology of ourselves projected onto nature”. Jennifer Bentson
Artist Jennifer Bentson is inspiring those who may be afraid to take the next step in their artistic journey. Jennifer’s story gives spirit and hope to all creatives.
The Artist Arises from the Counselor
Jennifer Bentson re-invented herself after a wonderful 35-year career as a counselor and business owner.
The trip has been an adventure and certainly one for the adventurous spirit.
The artist in Jennifer Bentson was born atop a mountain in Arizona. Jennifer loved to backpack the beautiful ranges of forest near the University of Arizona where she attended college. Owning a camera did not deter her: she bought a set of watercolor paints for $7 and began painting the beautiful scenery of the desert. The hobby grew, well nurtured with classes, art groups, and exhibitions.
In 1995 Jennifer was diagnosed with a fatal form of cancer. She gave away all of her artwork in preparation for the worst…
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