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Melinda Dare Benfield

Melinda Dare Benfield

Cincinnati, OH

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I'm originally from the river town of New Richmond, Ohio. I went on to do undergraduate studies at Eastern Michigan University with majors in Anthropology, Fine Arts, and Biology. I did further Master's level studies in Cultural Anthropology at Arizona State University and Secondary Biology Education at Xavier University (Cincinnati). I taught art for 5 years in Arizona, science for 9 years in Cincinnati and a further 7 years in Luton (just outside London), England. I'm currently pursuing certification in Cultural Museum Studies.

My passion for art came naturally as both sides of my family tree are loaded down with artistic types. However, most of my early inspiration and training came from my father who was quite gifted in many media. I also acquired a keen interest in history, archaeology, and nature from my father.

 

Layla Lu and daffodils too by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Sammy the Great and the Winged Victories by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Within the Corridors of St. Peter's by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Saint Peter's Dome 2 by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Saint Peter's Dome by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Bridges of Florence by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Fierce Firenze by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Saint Peter's Putto by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Monument to Victor Emmanuel II at Dusk by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Italian Sphinx by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Bridge Across the Tyre by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Shop Window, Florence by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Alice Syndrome 2 by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Texture of Winter by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

God's Brush Strokes by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Icicle Wheel 3 by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Frozen Face Off by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Icicle Wheel by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Crystal Charm by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Berry Bush on Ice by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

One in the Bush by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Cold Surrender by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Crisp by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Embrace the darkness by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Dark noon by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Crystal Forest by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Winter feeder by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Iced canopy by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Samson says by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Anglo-Saxon Eagle by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Watching the Eclipse by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Falling sunlight by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Nearly Eclipsed by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Old Tree by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Ascending Grace 1 by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Ascending Grace 2 by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

April Sunset by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Greek Gift right by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Gift of the Greeks by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Inspiration spreads its wings by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Brain Child by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Madonna Wept by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Stripped Bare by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Bessie by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Beautiful Ohio by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Winter Trees by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Picnic by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

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