Sandra Benhaim


Sandra Benhaim during her exhibition at Cerulean Arts

In my artwork I use oil paint and pigment sticks on canvas, wood panels, and prepared paper. The amazing wonders in the world offer me enormous inspiration. My paintings are an expression and celebration of my passion for nature and all its splendor of color and variety. Layers of color, as well as juxtaposed hues, are used to create a visual energy that fascinates me. After working in a representational manner for many years, “little pieces of landscapes” began to mix in my artwork with true abstractions of color and texture.
For some time now, many of my images have been purely abstract, expressing in unabashed, exuberant color my enthusiasm for the natural world. I have also begun to investigate collage much more fully, by creating works on paper and other surfaces. Besides paint, crayon, and oil pastel, my collages use colored, textured papers, flyers, maps and such. Visits to Paris, the “City of Light” and also to some exotic isles have provided many of the items I’ve used in my collages. In essence, my abstract works are about “place” and are landscape-inspired, but they are not a representation of a specific location. The viewer is welcome to enter my “worlds” through imagination, memory, and reverie. 

Sandra Benhaim Resume 

Sandra Benhaim's most recent exhibition was held February 10 - March 7, 2021.  A selection of her works is currently available at the gallery as indicated.  For inquiries on all other works show, please Contact Us


Nocturnal, oil, pigment stick on canvas, 30" x 30"  Available 


Glimmer, mixed media collage on archival paper, 7.5" x 7.5"  Available 


In Search of the Fountain of Youth, acrylic, collage on canvas, 24" x 18"  Available 


Fancy Free, oil and acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"  Available 


Turquoise, mixed-media on archival paper, 11" x 9"  Available 


Last Essence, oil and oil pigment stick on canvas, 12" x 12"  Available 


New N.M. Inspiration, oil, pigment stick on canvas, 60" x 30"  


Wishful Thinking, watercolor on Arches paper, 10" x 14"  


Listening to Jazz 3, acrylic ink on watercolor paper, 9" x 12" 


Listening to Jazz 4, acrylic ink on watercolor paper, 9" x 12"  


Listening to Jazz 5, acrylic ink on watercolor paper, 9" x 12"  


Listening to Jazz 7, acrylic ink on watercolor paper, 9" x 12"  


Grid Study A, acrylic ink on watercolor paper, 9" x 12"  


Study in Blue, oil pastels on archival paper, 8.25" x 10"  


Do Not Forget, mixed media collage on archival paper, 6" x 4"  


Emerald Diptych, oil, pigment stick on canvas, 12" x 24"  


Cobalt Diptych, oil, pigment stick on canvas, 24" x 36"  


Nouveau Bleu, oil, pigment stick on canvas, 12" x 12"  


Give It a Whirl, acrylic, collage on canvas, 18" x 24"  


Reclaimed Redux, acrylic, collage on canvas, 18" x 18" 


Big / Little 2, oil on canvas, 6" x 6"  


Big / Little 5, oil on canvas, 6" x 6" 


Big / Little 7, oil on canvas, 6" x 6"   


Deep into Orange, mixed-media on archival paper, 11" x 9"  


Lovebirds, mixed-media on paper, 9" x 11.25"  SOLD 


New Mexico Inspiration 8, acrylic on board, 12" x 12"  


Untitled (Vermillion), acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"