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Bio

"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 with very little exposure to the industry, Benson-Cobb quickly learned her niche and love was painting for spaces. Benson-Cobb's gift of custom colorization evolved with each project and designer. As she evolved her business, she learned the art of printing and the value of scaling her original work.

Her first collection of reproductions launched in early 2012 under an established wholesale furniture company as a side note product line. The year proved to be a glimpse of what was to come. Simultaneously, a selection of her original works were placed within the Holly Hunt showrooms. Her first works were sold almost immediately, securing her original art value to collectors.

A bit frustrated with the lack of control over distribution channels and recognizing her need to maintain her value, Benson-Cobb chose to launch her own brand, “Benson-Cobb Studios". By January of 2013 Benson-Cobb’s creative formula and signature gallery quality gained exposure in the major home furnishings markets.

Her large, soothing abstract artwork and fresh approach to the industry grew her account list quickly. Benson-Cobb found herself working with the top echelon of designers and luxury retailers literally overnight. 

By 2014, Benson-Cobb Studios was nominated for the industry's 25th annual Arts Award for the Wall Décor category. Up against large scale manufacturers with seasoned sales teams and world wide distribution, being nominated for the award was an honor and surprise. The bigger surprise...Benson-Cobb Studios was announced the winner. The award was an incredible accomplishment, setting the tone for the following year.
Benson-Cobb continued to evolved her creative  methods at a fast pace. Her abstracts gave way to  another collection she coined "Textiles", a reflection of  the creative process. The Textiles emerged in 2013, launched as a canvas artwork, intended to compliment the abstract paintings.  The unusual technique is one of many creative processes Benson-Cobb has used to set her work apart. The Textiles naturally progressed into fabric by the yard, hand-knotted rugs, and wallcoverings. 
Fall 2018 Benson-Cobb's artwork is translated to her first collection by York Wallcoverings
Produced by Creative Touch Rugs, the hand-knotted rug collection is offered in custom sizes and colorizations. 

 

 

 

 

As the rapid demand for her work grew, her manufacturing expanded. Benson-Cobb found herself knee deep in all of the headaches of large scale manufacturing. The artist was pulled between the manufacturing needs and the creative demands. In 2016, a brand and manufacturing partnership emerged with John-Richard. The partnership lifted the weight of the larger reproduction manufacturing and sales. The relief gave Benson-Cobb the ability to focus on custom collections as well as her expand the art to finished goods such as credenzas, lamps and upholstered pieces.