Sandra Benny

Still-Life, Figurative, & Abstract Colored Pencil


Sandra Benny   – Sandra was born in Cleveland, Ohio and currently resides in Hudson Ohio.  She has a Bachelors in Fine Arts (BFA) in painting, drawing, design from Ohio University (1966).  She also has a Masters in Arts (MA) in painting and drawing from Northern Illinois University (1970).  Sandra is a retired Professor of Art specializing in painting, drawing, and 2D-design from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus in Brookville, NY (1977-2007).

“Nature has always been the greatest inspiration for my drawings.  The majestic color combinations and designs found in feathers, flowers, sunsets, clouds, and other phenomena of the natural world create a treasure trove of possible compositions.  Individual feathers are very intriguing to me.  The colors and patterns on each feather are unique.  Flaws, acquired in daily life, add character.  Centers of flowers are often composed of complex patterns that become focal points of my work.  I like to emphasize the unobtrusive parts in nature.

I believe that we are stewards of this earth and only temporary visitors and my work is the diary of my life.”