Sylvia Benitez, San Antonio Art League's Artist of the Year, 2022
I am inspired by South Texas: the smell of mingled grasses, the evasive sky, the rain and the sun, the bluff and the wind. Here, where I live, there still exists an untamed land relatively unmarred by modern footprint. From memory I try to capture this pioneer spirit. And so, my resulting paintings are not about one location in particular. But rather, they exist as an amalgam of many days and many sightings—the many variations of my home's protean beauty.
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