Live Whimsical illustration Prints with the Illustration Machine.
Meet the Artist:
WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?
My name is Kenneth James Benson. I am married to an artist, Ellie, and a father of four kids. I wasn’t born in Augusta but Augusta is my hometown. I am an illustrator and graphic designer that dabbles in animation and sorcery.
DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.
My process may vary depending upon what I am creating. My artwork ranges from giclee prints to screen prints and on the occasion, five-minute portraits hand drawn and watercolored in my Illustration Machine.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
My inspiration comes from everywhere. It could be from a book I’ve read, the TV show I watched, or even a random thought that popped into my head that I find funny.
FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.
I am a Time Lord.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.
The Book Tavern. I shouldn’t have to explain why it’s super awesome. If you haven't been there, then go. You will fall in love.
WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?
As humans we all express ourselves in different ways such as the clothes we wear, the music we listen to, or the cars we drive. For me, my art is an expression of who I am. I can't help but create, it's how God made me.
WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?
Be true to your self and embrace your weirdness because that's where you'll find your inspiration and motivation to create good things.