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Bee Alchemy

Linda Benenati
Ugallery 5345193894 UGallery

Encaustic artwork on Wood New

Natural wood edges

Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind

Signed on back

2020

18" h x 12" w x 1.5" d |3 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $575

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"This piece is a nod to the magic of bees and cats," says artist Linda Benenati. A woman with red hair and a green slip dress hugs her black cat. Buzzing bees fly around her, as three gather to form a crown on her head. "I often put bees in my paintings as a tribute to the encaustic medium which is made from bee’s wax."

Linda Benenati

Saratoga, California

Artist Linda Benenati creates playful, vintage styled encaustic portraits. Linda grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and studied English and Fine Art in college. After graduating, she continued to paint in oil and acrylic while pursuing a career as a graphic artist and writer in the tech industry. In 2010, an encounter with encaustic painting completely changed her art practice and she says it became her all time favorite medium. Today, Linda uses the molten wax exclusively to develop her humorous and personal scenes. "I am a collector of things, words, phrases and ideas," she explains. "I keep a notebook by the side of my bed and often ideas come to me in the middle of the night or even in dreams. Once I have an idea to illustrate or story I want to tell, I will collect images from multiple sources including magazines, the internet and taking photos." When she's not working in her home studio, Linda enjoys live theater and watching vintage film noir, where she finds inspiration in the costumes and set designs.

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