Prodigal Son

mixed media manifold, 35 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches

Night and Day

mixed media 2 panels, 48 x 24 inches

Bird Woman

oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches

The Gift II

oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches

The Dragon's Door

oil on canvas, 16 x 19 7/8 inches


"[Benton's] recent paintings reflect an increased interest in the natural landscape, often depicting trees and other phenomena in ways that bring to mind the luminosity of the earlier paintings but evince an even deeper sense of connectedness and mystery... Through these lyrical landscapes, Benton conveys her encounters with the natural world."                              Dr. Elinor Gadon

                                                                                                                             


Paintings

In her early years, Suzanne Benton was a painter of trees, landscapes, abstracts, and imaginary portraits with surrealist tendencies. Now honed by an eventful life in art, her return to the medium demonstrates a mix of influences gathered in the intervening years of travel and art-making.