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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.

 

Nude from a Cat's Eye Perspective by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Penny and the Wishing Well by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Mountain Dew Nude by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Do They Know That They Deserve Better by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Parallelogram Cat by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Square Cat by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Heart Cat by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Rhombus Cat by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Circle Cat by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Oval Cat by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Triangle cat by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Star Cat by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Spiral Cat by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Rectangle Cat by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Seated Nude by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Uh Oh by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Skull Column by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

The Blank Paper and the Broken Lead by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Son of Man by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Passion by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

The Gym Shoe Shuffle by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Guppies Galore by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

The Green Booger from Space by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Gemini by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Galloping Mule by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Flame with faux mat border by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Mournings Past by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Distraction a self portrait by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Alice Syndrome by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Rabbid Rabbit by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Identity Crisis by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Making Cents by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Still life with skulls by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Horse Skull study by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

skull study 2 by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Skull study 1 by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Leaf by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Harley by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Cat Nap by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Felis NotSoDomesticus by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Cultural zoo 1 Scythian Stag by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Cultural Zoo 2 Sacred Scarab by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Colored Cultural Zoo B Sacred Scarab by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Colored Sacred Scarab in digital gold by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Cutural Zoo 3 Eastern Woodlands Tortoise by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Colored Cultural Zoo C Eastern Woodlands tortoise by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Cultural zoo 4 Sarmatian Struggle by Melinda Dare Benfield

 

Colored cultural zoo D version 2 by Melinda Dare Benfield