I am thrilled to feature Sally King Benedict. I have long been a fan and collector of her work.  Her recent cover feature and story in Domino magazine has pushed her to the next level as a household name for the design set. 

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Sally King Benedict

Atlanta, Georgia

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What is your training? 

 BA in Studio Art from the College of Charleston.

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Summer School at Central St. Martins in London.

 

What inspires you and your designs?

All aspects of my life spill into my work. Inspiration could come anywhere from a longing to be somewhere or travel to, from a simple color or shape, to the way I feel that day in the studio. The way I create is best achieved by actually painting or drawing and figuring out what should become of a piece rather than waiting or searching for inspiration.

 

What is your favorite piece?

 It’s typically the most recent piece I decide to keep for our own collection. That currently being “Grandaddy Palms”

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How has the your area influenced your work?

Green goes a long way in my overall happiness. I love the trees, grass, flora and fauna of Atlanta. The landscapes of this city definitely influence my work.

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What is your favorite restaurant in Atlanta?

 Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant. I can never get enough.

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What is your favorite cocktail?

 Margarita

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 How do you balance personal life and work?

See answer to above.

Dream trip?

African Safari

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Dream commission?

A Royal Commission. (I hope Kate reads this:)

 

 Your favorite host / hostess gift to give?

A great candle or maybe a portrait sketch depending on their sense of humor!

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Who is your style icon?

 Leandra Medine – The Man Repeller

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Your favorite up and coming artist?

 My two-year-old son! Hahaha, no but seriously. All my spare time is spent studying him.

 

What is your most treasured possession?

Notes on the fridge from my husband.

 

What are you reading?

 Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey

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What are you listening to?

 Rhye, Grimes,

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The National,

Jessie Ware,

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Lana Del Ray, The Cardigans, London Grammar, Beastie Boys

 

What are your favorite blogs / publications?

That’s so HARD! I cant possibly name every favorite, but I love my daily check-in with the blog www.barebeauty.com Its personal, informative, and so well written by one of my best friends in Charleston.

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And of course DOMINO magazine.

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 I REALLY love the portraits such as…

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Here are more beauties….

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this one is mine in my den…

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Check out the show opening tomorrow at Hidell Brooks Gallery

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women in abstract

 july 11 – august 30, 2014 

opening reception

 friday, july 11th

6 to 8 pm     

                       

selena beaudry, sally king benedict, page davis, chris hayman,  ruth ava lyons, jenny nelson, windy o’connor, virginia scotchie, kate long stevenson, amanda talley

Here are a few of Sally’s pieces in this amazing show.

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see all pieces of SKB – WOMEN IN ABSTRACT. Contact Hidell Brooks if you are interested in any pieces.  They are sure to sell quickly as all her works do.

Be sure to check out Sally’s website too.  

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6 Responses to Artist Spotlight Series: Sally King Benedict
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