Lot 262 - Bryony Bensly - Protection (Detail)
Oil on Card
A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Classically trained figurative artist. Work juxtaposes realism with conceptual ideas to find form to express our multilayered reality. Focus is on the plight of animals in the face of habitat loss and climate change.
MFA New York Academy of Figurative Art
Sotheby's, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Attleboro Art Museum, The Historic Santa Fe Foundation: 3 year artist-in-residence, Portrait Society of America, Art Renewal Center, Luna Codex Collection.
Meyer Gallery, USA
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
It was hard to paint this small! So, this is a detail of a larger work and in it is a common thread that links many of my paintings: a white circle of protection. The deer in Native American culture is a call for gentleness. The circle is from an old wives’ tale, that I heard when I was a student living in Devon. It's always makes me feel safe.
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