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Bridget Benton

Bridget Benton has always been drawn to mediums that support working intuitively and building layers - printmaking, photography and collage, fiber, and assemblage. In 2006, she began incorporating encaustic into her work, and found her “perfect medium.” In 2010, after being invited to teach encaustic at the annual Nature Printing Society workshop, Benton added nature print and nature-focused monoprint to her encaustic paintings. Her work has been shown in venues coast to coast and is collected internationally. 

Benton’s passion as a teacher is helping people discover and develop their own creative voice. Her workshops focus on techniques and processes that facilitate self-discovery and creative exploration. Her award-winning book, The Creative Conversation: ArtMaking as Playful Prayer, is a guide to creating flow in your creative work and building intuitive artmaking skills. Bridget Benton holds a BA in Studio Art and an MS in Creative Studies.

Benton currently lives in Asheville, NC with her husband, two step-daughters, and large coffee mug collection. She is a resident artist and the lead encaustic instructor at 310 Art in the historic River Arts District. You can see more of her work online at,, and on Instagram @BridgetBentonArtist.

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