L’Ecole de Albert Defois, Les Cerqueux sous Passavant, France - 10-month intensive study in painting with Ted Seth Jacobs, 2003
B.A. Journalism, Minor in Graphic Communications, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 1990
Friendswood High School, Friendswood, Texas 1980
In creating a work of art, I strive to find the hidden messages and feelings that exist within all of us. I want the viewer to question his/her own assumptions or experiences with the composition. Perhaps the exchange will create a strong feeling of remembrance or something that is identifiable.
In many of my still life paintings, I incorporate ordinary objects in the composition. By manipulating the position of objects, the still life takes on a humanistic explanation of relationships: some alone, some existing in groups and some ostracized. I realize we see only the human perspective on life and most things we relate to is based on our life’s experience.
Tanna Bennett Houston, Texas