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Dawn Benson

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Sculptor Dawn Benson
Dawn Benson

About Dawn Benson

Dawn Benson`s sculpture is stylised figurative and mainly in bronze. A lot of her work is based on families and relationships. A mother herself, much of her inspiration is drawn from her own experiences, relationships and feelings. `There is a myriad of feelings and emotions depicting relationships that I wish to explore, both dependent and inter-dependant. I also produce works to commission and am aiming to get more this year.` She is currently working on a series of `horse and child` pieces. Initially Dawn works on a small scale which can be scaled up to produce large pieces for outside.

Exhibition History of Dawn Benson

Hampton Hill Gallery
Battersea Contemporary Art Fair
Chelsea Art Society
Lanmark Art Fair, Teddington
The Stables Gallery - Orleans House
Orleans House Gallery
Karen Taylor Gallery, St. Margarets, Twickenham
The Atrium Gallery, Whiteleys, Bayswater
Exhibiting member of Richmond Arts Society
Artspace 2001 Henley and Worcester
The Mall Gallery
Bartley Drey Gallery, Chelsea
Sheridan Russell Gallery, Crawford Street
The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
D`Art Gallery, Dartmouth

Biography / CV of Dawn Benson

Dawn Benson was born in Canada and moved to England as a small child. She trained and worked as a Graphic Designer for 17 years before going back to where her heart was, sculpture and painting. Dawns sculpture is figurative and she produces bronzes primarily. Initially working in clay, plaster or wax the pieces have a truly senseitive quality. A lot of the work is based on families and relationships. Amother herself, much of her inspiration is drawn from her own experiences, relationships and feelings.

Having shaken off the constraints and limitations of Graphic Design. Dawns work has vitality and freedom of expression. She is continually exploring new techniques to further this and is working with textures that give an organic and sensual quality to her work.

Artist Statement of Dawn Benson

Her sculptural work is figuratively based and has included raku fired work. Her bronzes are figurative and some are based on families and relationships with a little tension, humour and sensitivity and produced in bronze.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Dawn Benson

Commissions includes:-

Bronze Portrait sold at Sothebys
Numerous portrait commissions throughout Europe
Commissions of painting and sculpture included in collections in America, New Zealand, Holland, Spain and Germany
Commercial project in Jordanian Embassy (1995)
Large Commercial project for 8 sculptures for Jordanian stand for Expo 2000 in Hanover

Qualifications / Education of Dawn Benson

Dawn Benson studied Graphic design at Twickenham College of Technology and gained the LSIA in 1974. She also studied jewellery at Sir John Cass College part-time in the 70`s and taught in adult education for a while. After working in the Graphic Design business for 16 years, she changed course and went back to sculpture and watercolours.

Price Range of Work

Dawn Benson's work has a price range from £1,200 to £10,500

Mediums utilised

Dawn Benson's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Dawn Benson's work is found in the following categories on site:
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess (8)
Horse and Rider / Jockey Sculpture / Equestrian Sculptures (7)
Stylized Animals Sculptures (7)
Love / Affection Sculpture (6)
Animals and Humans Sculptures, Statues and Statuettes (5)
Children Child Babies Infants Toddlers Kids Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (5)
Couples or Group Sculptures (4)
Parent - Child Sculpture (4)
Stylized People Sculptures (4)
Horses Abstract / Semi Abstract / Stylised / Contemporary / Modern Statues Sculptures statuettes (3)
Family Groups Sculptures (3)
Mother and Child, the Madonna, mother and children Sculptures (2)
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures (2)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (2)
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Variety of Emotional feelings depicted in Sculptures
Friendship Friends chummyness Amicability Camaraderie Cordility Kindred Spirit
Human and Animal Sculptures
Domestic Animal Sculpture
Indoor figurative sculpture
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Human Figurative Sculptures
Cloud, Breeze, Wave and Wind Sculptures
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Dawn Benson's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2013 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2012 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2007 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2006 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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