My name is Kenneth James Benson. I am an artist and children's illustrator and graphic/animation Designer. I live in Augusta, Ga with my beautiful and talented wife Ellie (which is an encaustic artist), imaginative daughter Emma, adventurous little girl Alice, the strongest boy in the world Bash, and our little baby boy Ollie. Plus, I must not to forget my cowardly lion-dog, Baron.
During the day, I work as a graphic/animation designer at Augusta Sportswear. Though at night, you will find me creating my whimsical illustrations.
I have a Bachelor of Art in Arts from Augusta University.
My concentrations are printmaking, illustration, design/animation, and water color painting.
I am a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators since 2017.
I'm also a Time Lord.
SEE MY RESUME : KENNETH JAMES BENSON
Places you can see me or my work in the form of physical and digital:
Christ the King
Berea Baptist Church
Crawford Ave Baptist Church
The Georgia Literary Festival
Morris Museum of Art (Artist Talks)
Charlotte Mason Living Magazine
Augusta University JAGWIRE - MAY 2018
2016 Illustrations, Buona Caffe, Augusta, GA
2012 Stations of the Cross, The Well Church, Augusta, GA
Group Shows 2018 Ride or Die 3, Miller Theater, Augusta, GA 2018 The Eyes have It, Westobou Gallery, Augusta, GA
2018 The Green Monster Art Show, New Moon Cafe, Augusta, GA
2017 Ride or Die 2, Sky City, Augusta, GA
2017 3rd Annual Augusta University Art Alumni Exhibition, 600 Broad Gallery, Augusta, GA
2017 Technology & Humanity Exhibition, The Clubhou.se, Augusta, GA (Curator: Chase Lanier)
2017 Locker Project: Secrets Inside, Augusta University, Augusta, GA
2017 Persona: Large Scale Drawings on Paper, 4P Studios, Augusta, GA
2016 Ride or Die, Sky City, Augusta, GA
2016 Oysters on Telfair, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA
2016 Book on a Box H.G. Wells Art Show, The Book Tavern, Augusta, GA
2016 Grand Opening Art Show, Mod Ink, Augusta, GA
2016 Coffee Art Show, Buona Caffe, Augusta, GA
2016 Book on a Box Shakespeare Art Show, The Book Tavern, Augusta, GA
2016 The Tiny Art Show, Paper Ghost Studios, Atlanta, GA
2015 Edgar Allan Poe Art Show, The Book Tavern, Augusta, GA
2015 Coffee Art Show, Buona Caffe, Augusta, GA
2015 To Kill A Mockingbird Art Show, The Book Tavern, Augusta, GA
2015 Curiouser and Curiouser: 25 Artists See Wonderland, The Book Tavern, Augusta, GA
2015 Wet Paint Party, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, Augusta, GA
2014 Wet Paint Party, Julian Casino, Augusta, GA
2013 50/50 Art Show, Sky City, Augusta, GA
2013 Print Exchange, Artistry Engraving & Embossing Company, Chicago, IL
2009 Way of the Cross, J.B. White Building, Augusta, GA
Artist's Talk 2018 Aiken Artists Guild, Aiken, SC 2018 Augusta Teen Arts Council, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA 2018 Augusta University, Augusta, GA 2013 Art Adventure with Kenny Benson, Morris Museum of Arts, Augusta, GA
Artists’ Markets Participation
2018 Augusta Toy and Comic Show, Hilton Garden Inn, Augusta, GA
2018 Pop-up Artist’s Market, Doris Building, Augusta, GA
2017 Barry Fleming Book Festival, Augusta University, Augusta, GA
2017 Hand to Hand Market, Gibbs Hundred Brewing Company, Greensboro, NC
2017 Augusta Handmade Fair, Doris Building, Augusta, GA
2016 Augusta Handmade Fair, Doris Building, Augusta, GA
2016 Star Wars Reads Day, Augusta Public Library, Augusta, GA
Adams Mitchell, “Kenneth James Benson (Artist Interview)”, Creases, Augusta, GA. November 2016.
Amy Chrisitan, “Damn Fine Coffee”, The Metro Spirit, Augusta, GA, August 2016. Page 21