1000 Harris Avenue, #18
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Wheelchair Accessible — No
Since 2002, Fairhaven Visual Artist Ben Mann has taken his creative influence into local Public Elementary Schools, making sure children in his wake are empowered with color and self-expression. More recently, he has offered a series of guest lectures in the Education Department of Western Washington University, seeing to it that a new generation of teachers will confidently bring art curricula into their own classrooms.
Recent travels in Central America via the Panama Canal have inspired his vision in fresh new ways.
“Making art along the way allows me to have fun and stay in studio mode. I love depicting iconic imagery, as well as keeping a dutiful eye on local artworks created in the places I go. Upon coming home, the renderings are a renewable source of joy and fodder for my studio projects.”
You will see Costa Rica and Colombia engaging his imagination on his self published 2021 calendar, and for the month of June, he’s chosen to spotlight with permission — one of his client-driven house portraits.
“Houses have stories,” he smiles, “and a painter has a singular opportunity to distill the rich history, the legacy of love, the sometimes chaotic nature of home life... it’s a challenge I always relish.” Paintings that tell your personal narrative make a lasting statement or an incredible gift.
Learn more about his services and fees on the Studio Section of his website.
Between paintings, he enjoys speaking foreign languages, tugging weeds at home with his partner and working on his wobbly yet committed yoga practice.