“I am an abstract artist known for my custom colorization. My work reflects a feeling created within a color palette with an emphasis on the way colors layer and affect one another. My vision is to create a mood within the art, adding a hint of a landscape or focal point usually evoking a feeling of fluidity and emotion. My intentions are never to fully define a scene... but to lead viewers to the use of their own imagination and life experiences to fill in the gaps...”
“I am fortunate in that my love is to paint for spaces, not just for what I was inspired to paint but how it needs to feel for a buyer to be able to live and fall in love with a piece.”
Carol Benson-Cobb’s art career started with an entrepreneurial spirit at the age of fifteen, painting rock star portraits for school mates. A self taught artist, Benson-Cobb quickly learned her niche and love was painting for specific projects and spaces. Her original paintings reflect her years of living in the high deserts of Arizona, inspired by the natural elements and landscapes.
Benson-Cobb evolved her original art business by focusing specifically on the interior design industry. Unlike traditional artists, Benson-Cobb launched her own creative formula and signature gallery-quality art line in 2012. The exposure within the major home furnishings markets built her client list to include custom collections for national accounts as well as expanding the art into multiple categories with brand partnerships and licensing opportunities.
The artist’s abstract paintings and textile designs have been translated to furniture, hand-knotted rugs, wallcoverings, and accessories. Benson-Cobb continues to offer custom collections to interior designers and luxury retailers. Her Dallas based working studio now offers her original paintings and signed works directly to collectors.
In 2016, a brand and manufacturing partnership emerged with John-Richard. The partnership offers a selection of Benson-Cobb's reproductions through John-Richard's manufacturing and sales. The partnership has also expanded the art to finished goods such as credenzas, lamps and upholstered pieces.