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Hi, my name is John D. Benson and I was born in Baltimore Maryland a few years ago. I attended school in Baltimore County and then some college. I am basically self-taught with some classes and work-shops with a very special one in Graz, Austria with Lou Rizzlo of North Western U. If you want to get in touch write.

Charles Reid and Ted Nuttall are living artist that I have great respect for and enjoy their work in watercolor. My good friend Jim Butcher has influenced me in art and life. He is a fine brother in Christ. And of course all those who have gone before me and made their mark in the world of art. I also must add Robert Glenn for his wonderful work in sharing twice weekly thoughts and insights. Julia Cameron for her masterful book of instruction.

Portraits, I believe I have a talent that allows me to capture the person. I don't know how I have it or why but many have told me that I do. Knowing the person does not matter, I just seem to capture them in my art. Some how my Heavenly Father has give me this skill and it has blessed many people. I thank Him for it, and hope I always use it to His glory.

I would have to give top honors to my Heavenly Father though Jesus Christ His Son. Which by accepting His wonderful gift, all others have been made open to me. He leads me all the Way!!! He gets all the praise and glory.

Profile Summary:
Watercolor Artist Parkville, MD
Private Art Lessons Parkville, MD
More About Me
art, fly fishing, biking, travel
Work Experience:
Mark Tréce Inc., Fallston, MD
Mark Tréce is a multiregional producer of flexographic plate and cutting dies for the packaging industry.

Computer Graphic Artist 1996-2008
Responsible for production of computer generated art for the Flexographic Industry.

• Implemented one to four color designs. Solving problems of trapping and other printing situations.
• Incorporated various sources of information into a cohesive set of negatives necessary for printing plate production.
• Developed designs for specific clients from concept to production.
• Managed pre-flighting of customer files.
• Coordinated E-mail communication for design projects.

John D. Benson, Illustrator, Baltimore, MD
Free-Lance illustrations 1976-1996

• Responsible for concept, design and production of illustrations for advertising agencies, magazine, newspaper, corporations and music industry.
Maryland Institute of Art 1974
Baltimore, MD
Organizations / Affilations:
John Benson is located in Parkville, MD and has the following skills: Watercolor Artist, Private Art Lessons
Training, Art / Creative
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My Skills

Watercolor Artist

Category: Art / Creative
The discipline of watercolor . . . enables one to illuminate life in an extremely unique way; reaching far deeper into the soul of humanity and creation than mere words or photographs can touch. To have some small part, through this God-given gift, in creativity has been my desire since my early years. It is an extension of my soul and being, and is my contribution in bringing visual pleasure and communication to those who view my art.
Relevant Education / Credentials
37 years of working with clients to meet their illustration and art needs in printing, magazine, newspaper, advertising, corporations and music business.
Years Experience: 37

Private Art Lessons

Category: Training
Private lessons
Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall at his home studio
in Parkville. His work is in the collections of Ken Kragen,
personnel manager of many of today’s top performers,
Michael J. Gelb, author of “How to think like Leonardo
da Vinci”, and many more. He has been working in the field
of illustration since 1976 and painting in
watercolors since 1982.

Each student will learn at their own speed
and lessons will be adjusted to develop the
student's skills and understanding.

Areas of emphasis will include:
1. Skill development in the
drawing and painting mediums
2. Improving observational skills
3. Applications of color theory and
compositional techniques
4. Portfolio building for High School and College admissions

John's work can be viewed at:

Tuition: $180.00 per student. Sessions to run concurrently for six weeks,
one hour per week on either Monday, Tuesday or Thursday afternoons.
Students will be responsible for purchasing their art materials.

If interested call 410-665-3395 or E-mail to sign-up or ask questions.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Teaching at the Baltimore String Camp for 5 years large groups of children.
Years Experience: 10