Sallie Benton – Press Release 2019


October 1–26, 2019

Sallie Benton, FP

FP, 24 x 20 inches, acrylic on canvas, 2019

FIRST STREET GALLERY is pleased to present new works by Sallie Benton on view from October 1st through 26th. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 3, from 6-8pm.

I paint people because they fascinate me. “All art, especially figurative art is in a sense a self-portrait; be it landscape, still life or an actual portrait.”

To paint the essence of something, one must be silent and look long and hard – look as though it is the last image you will ever see. Painting is a way of remembering.