Miranda Benzies – Artist Profile

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MIRANDA BENZIES

Miranda is a figurative painter working from her studio in Tottenham, north London. Miranda’s work is inspired by her experience of living in extreme rural and urban environments (see below for full Bio)
Website:
MirandaBenzies.com
Facebook
facebook.com/mirandamantlepiece
Twitter
@wizconda
Latest exhibitions / events:
carabas.co.uk/london-october-exhibitions-miranda-benzies/

 

Portfolio selections

London Face Oil on wood, 60x70cm, 2011

London Face
Oil on wood, 60x70cm, 2011

Waterloo Bridge at Night Oil on wood, 30x50cm, 2013

Waterloo Bridge at Night
Oil on wood, 30x50cm, 2013

Pink Towers Oil on wood, 30x30cm, 2013

Pink Towers
Oil on wood, 30x30cm, 2013

London Lady in the Park Oil on wood, 40x50cm, 2013

London Lady in the Park
Oil on wood, 40x50cm, 2013

Heavens Above  Oil on canvas, 102x152cm, 2012

Heavens Above
Oil on canvas, 102x152cm, 2012

Thames III Oil on wood, 18x24cm, 2014

Thames III
Oil on wood, 18x24cm, 2014

 

Here’s a short interview with Miranda on her London Faces series:

 

 

For more artwork and to enquire about originals and prints see Miranda’s website.

 

Biography

Miranda is a figurative painter working from her studio in Tottenham, north London. She was born in London in 1982 and raised in rural Devon. Having since returned to London Miranda’s work is inspired by her experience of living in extreme rural and urban environments.

Miranda is largely self-taught. She studied fine art at Exeter Art College before going on to do a degree in history at Bristol University.She has studied under practising artists Ian Rowlands RA and Nick Bashall in London, focusing on the methods and materials of drawing and oil painting.

Miranda has had two solo exhibitions in Devon and has taken part in group shows and open submissions throughout the country. Recent exhibitions include Art Gemini at Rebecca Hossack Gallery andAncient/Modern at the Leyden Gallery. She has worked on commissions including painting an egg for the Big Lindt Egg Hunt, an exhibition that traveled around the country resulting in an auction sale.

Miranda’s paintings are in private collections worldwide including Thailand, Sweden, London and Germany. She has taken part in collaborative projects with artists including an interactive installation at the Barbican for Hack the Barbican.

Prior Exhibitions

Euroart Open Studios 2014

Friday 6th June 2014: 6-10pm
Sat 7 & Sun 8 June 2014: 2-6pm
ADDRESS: Euroart Studios // Units 4, 5, & 6 in Gaunson House
Markfield Road London N15 4QQ
-Closest tube: Seven Sisters station.

Summer Salon, Leyden Gallery
14th May to the 28th June. The Leyden Gallery, 9/9a Leyden Street, London, E1 7LE

The Artist’s Journey, The Bank
5th June – 6th July
The Bank, 2 Castle Street, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7AN 
Focusing on the idea of journeying, in both the geographical and mental sense, this exhibition investigates the creative process behind a final piece or developed project, whilst also looking at the physical journey, the idea of travel and transport, and the way this changes from person to person.
The exhibition aims to offer a rare glimpse into the workings of an artist’s mind, the nature of making artwork as a tool for creative thought, and the intricate link between art and travel.